Togo Declares State Of Emergency Over Coronavirus, Government To Supply Water And Electricity For Free

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Togo has followed the examples of Ghana and Nigeria by imposing a lockdown in their country to curb the coronavirus. Well in their case they chose to call it a curfew because it’s a ‘state of emergency’ and it’s for a whopping 3-months. 

Togo has so far recorded 36 confirmed infections and two deaths from the disease.
Gnassingbe said in a televised address late Wednesday that the unprecedented move was “proof of the gravity of the situation that we face”.

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He said a curfew would be in place for an indefinite period from Thursday between 7pm and 6am.

A 5,000-strong unit of security agents was being set up to tackle the pandemic and a fund worth $650 million (600 million euros) was aimed at cushioning the economy from the impact of the crisis, the president said.

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