Senegal eases anti-coronavirus restrictions pertaining to protests

With protest raging across the country to ease the coronavirus restrictions, on June 4, Senegal has decided to ease the anti-coronavirus curfew and lift restrictions on inter-city travel.

Senegal has been marred by violence as a result of the two nights of protests in several cities, including the capital Dakar, that resulted in the arrest of more than 200 people, said the Interior Ministry.

Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye said on June 4, “From today, transport restrictions across the country are being lifted, with the curfew being maintained from 11pm to 5am.”

Earlier, the timing of the anti-coronavirus curfew was from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.

Aly Ngouille Ndiaye added, “Gatherings in public or private places, restaurants, gyms, casinos will also benefit from these relaxation measures.”

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