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“No gathering in the usual places, no dancing, restaurants are allowed to operate until midnight” (Alioune Badara Samb, prefect of Dakar)


The prefect of #Dakar obviously wanted to recall the instructions taken in the context of the management of the coronavirus pandemic to constrain the spread of the virus in the #Senegalese capital and its surroundings. #This, to ward off any hint of public celebration of the #New #Year.

“Recently the #Minister of the #Interior took strong measures to stem the spread of this disease, they relate to the ban on gatherings. #In relation to that, I am going to appeal to all #Senegalese, particularly the populations of #Dakar, so that what we knew before on #New #Year’s #Eve cannot be appropriate, at least for this year. #Arrangements have been made to ensure that there are no gatherings at such locations as #Independence #Square, #Obelisk #Square, #Millennium #Gate #Square and all those squares that were which have become places of convergence of populations, ”explained the authority joined by #Dakaractu.

#Mr #Samb notably called on citizens to stay at home. “I hope that reason will prevail, as the #President of the #Republic said the day before yesterday, during the inauguration of the medical service for infectious and tropical diseases. The #Senegalese must stay at home and only come together when it comes to extremely necessary and useful events, respecting barrier gestures, ”said #Alioune #Badara #Samb.

#To this end, he appealed to the #Dakar residents to comply with the ban on assembly. “#Arrangements will be made in relation to the defense and security forces, particularly the police and the gendarmerie to monitor compliance with the measures taken,” he said.

#Regarding drinking establishments, in particular restaurants, the prefect also indicated the strong measures taken also to limit and restrict the contamination of the disease in relaxation areas and other places of entertainment.

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“The governor of the #Dakar region has taken a strong measure tending to suspend all exceptional authorizations linked on the one hand to the extension of opening hours, but also to the use of music in dance halls. These restrictions are still in place and no specific exemption has been taken. #What has been taken in this sense is that restaurants can continue to operate until midnight as in recent days, of course, while respecting barrier gestures, ”he said, inviting managers to understand more. in these places.

“Now, concerning the activities that we know in open places such as in hotels, they are tolerated on condition that they do not turn into a dance hall. #Really there, I would like to be clear on this. #We experienced this during the celebration of #December 24, we should not be able to have events that turn into dancing, especially in these hotels. #No particular exemption was given in relation to the hours or to the opening of the dance halls, ”recalled #Alioune #Badara #Samb.

#On the penalties, the prefect informed that more than half a dozen, 7 to 8 drinking establishments have had their licenses withdrawn for having derogated from the safety directives and it will be the same for all the establishments of drinking which will not comply. not to the measures enacted. “#All these days, the defense and security forces will be on the ground regarding respect for schedules and the opening of dancings, but no one is prevented from working, the drinking establishments can continue their activities with due respect. schedules but also barrier gestures “, will advise the authority …



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