Senegalese govt reopens churches, mosques amid rising cases of COVID-19

The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, has announced the reopening of mosques and churches.

Sally made the announcement while easing restrictions imposed on the country to tackle the spread of COVID-19, Reuters reports.

The Senegalese president had placed restriction on religious gathering in March, following the outbreak of COVID-19.

Senegal has recorded 1,886 coronavirus cases in total, including 19 deaths.

However, Sall said the 8 pm to 6 am curfew would be shortened by one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening.

In a nationwide address on Monday, Sally said: “In the best of cases, COVID-19 will continue to circulate in the country until the month of August, or even September.

“In this new phase that will last not a few weeks but three or four months, we need to learn to live in the presence of the virus.”

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