The government of Togo has imposed a lockdown (herein a curfew) in the country after they Togo recorded 36 cases of coronavirus with 2 deaths.

The President Faure Gnassingbe said in a televised address late Wednesday that the unprecedented move was “proof of the gravity of the situation that we face”.

Hence there’s going to be a 3-month curfew which started today Thursday between 7pm and 6am.


The government will also supply free electricity and water when necessary during the period.

A 5,000-strong unit of security agents was being set up to tackle the pandemic and a fund worth $650 million (600 million euros) was aimed at cushioning the economy from the impact of the crisis, the president said.


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