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Table 5 Date of First Case and First Significant Government Measure in 2020

From: The COVID-19 pandemic in francophone West Africa: from the first cases to responses in seven countries

Country Date of first case Date of measure Nature of the first significant government measure
Benin 16th March 1st March Border temperature control
Burkina Faso 9th March 3rd March Prohibition of national and international events
Côte d’Ivoire 13th March 4th March Establishment of a response plan focusing on epidemiological and biological surveillance, prevention, management of potential patients, information and public awareness of compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures
Guinea 12th March 25th January Systematic check-ups upon arrival of travellers at International airport (temperature, hand sanitizer, health questionnaire) and at the port of Conakry.
Mali 25th March 19th March Prohibition of gatherings
Closure of schools and universities
Niger 21st March 13th March Prohibition of gatherings
Self-isolation on return from abroad
Senegal 2nd March 14th March Prohibition of gatherings