14 May 2020 – Curfew lifted, restaurants can open and school lessons can resume

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Finance/Economy, Health, Transportation, Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The National Security Council

Overview: The National Security Council has lifted the curfew and lessons must resume in Greater Abidjan in primary, secondary and higher education. Restaurants and other businesses resume.
Full details here: https://news.abidjan.net/h/672744.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: After more than two months after the appearance of the first case of COVID-19, the satisfactory implementation of the Government’s strategy has made it possible to contain the evolution of the pandemic;
– the lethality of the disease, between 1 and 1.5%, remains contained, well below the initial forecasts, despite a slight increase in the contamination rate, especially in Abidjan which records all new cases, since April 21, 2020 ;
– the cure rate is around 44% as of May 12, 2020, one of the best on the continent