Coming back to normal throughout life African continentHowever, the risk of the virus is still stable. AFP Report:
“The situation is becoming normal, although it will never happen again,” Pentunia Maseko said in relief. Soweto in South Africa Town
Africa The coronavirus epidemic has been relatively good in terms of infections and deaths, although its economies have been badly damaged.
Although many countries have simplified their Covid-19 measures and citizens dare to breathe a little easier, experts are warning the continent’s success not to be complacent.
There was a lot of celebration at The Black and White Lifestyle Pub in Soweto on Friday as the first weekend of spring coincided with a change in South Africa’s lowest level of lockdown.
South Africa, the continent’s most powerful country, has fallen into one of the world’s toughest lockdowns.
The 21-year-old engineering student, wearing a brightly colored Nadbel traditional costume, said, “It was difficult to stay out of social for six months.”
However the virus measures were followed, their temperature was checked at the entrance of the bar by masked men.
Sanitizing gel in hand, 26-year-old DJ Tiesto Tenien is happy to finally play in front of a live audience after months of live streaming shows.
“I’m interested in playing for people again,” he said.
He said face masks were “the only sign that the epidemic was over”.
In the rest of the African continent, there has been a dramatic change in the amount of daily life between strict adherence to health systems and moderate relaxation.
– ‘Go back to our habits’ –
“We don’t care about Corona.” Ivory Coast President Olsane Outatara said he neglected to listen to the microphone when he kissed a party official last month in front of thousands of people in clear denial of the virus ban.
Although masks are still mandatory, the rule in Ivory Coast is “not respected anywhere or almost anywhere,” a health worker said on condition of anonymity.
“The hysteria is over and the state no longer communicates too much about the subject.”
Inside DR Congo The capital, Kinshasa, is still home to the residential district of Gombe, which is also the city’s diplomatic and economic center.
But in working-class communities, masks are being lowered under the chin and people are shaking hands again.
For many, the latest baz phrase is “coroner eja te”, which translates to “no coroner” in the local lingala.
In West Africa Burkina Faso, 43-year-old fishmonger Ousmane Ouedraogo said he can’t wear a mask forever.
“We tried to wear it every day but the authorities set an example by pretending that the disease was over. So we are going back to our habits, ”he said.
No one uses a hand-washing station at the entrance to the Gillaum Trou restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
“When you remind a customer, he or she tells you that there is no coronavirus.”
Inside Chad And Gabon, Many lie face down, covering only the mouth or chin, picking them up quickly when they come across the police.
In churches, mosques and markets, people shake hands with each other. In the evening, however, a strict curfew remains in place.
– ‘Be very careful’ –
In the megacity Lagos Africa is the most populous country Nigeria, Civilian employee Ishika Oksanya said she now forgets to wear her mask regularly.
“It is like God has helped us to get rid of this disease. “We don’t read about those big death figures anymore,” the 41-year-old told AFP.
But Emmanuel Aquiniumi, director of the Lagos-based estate clinic, said “the coronavirus is true and there are still many around us”.
Health Minister Osagi Ehnier said last week that Nigeria’s daily infection statistics were declining, “unfortunately we can’t rejoice or talk of success”.
World Health Organization Africa Regional Director Matishido pearls He said the continent had “initially feared Kovid-19” had spread rapidly.
Anyway John Nekengasang, Director of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention, warned that “we must also be very careful that we do not over-project any success.”
In West Africa SenegalLife has returned to normal since June.
It’s the exact opposite Rwanda, Where one of the harshest lockdowns still exists, and police make arrests “for not wearing a mask properly.”
North Africa, Morocco Remains in lockdown, especially in the economic capital Casablanca, where large neighborhoods are tightly sealed.
East Africa Kenya Meanwhile, restaurants are being allowed to sell alcohol again as its bars have reopened and infections have been reduced.
“We are the weakest and most fragile at the moment, where we think we have won.” President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday.
“If we can win a war against the Covid-19, we still can’t win the war.”
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