17 May 2020 – Order signed to regulate the barrier between Kinshasa and Kongo central

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Regional
Lead People/Agency: Governors Gentiny Ngobila of Kinshasa and his colleague Atou Matubwana of Kongo Central

Overview: Regulation and management of the barrier between Kinshasa and the neighboring province of Central Kongo to protect the population against COVID-19
Full details here: https://acpcongo.com/index.php/2020/05/17/signature-dun-arrete-interprovincial-pour-reguler-la-gestion-de-la-barriere-entre-kinshasa-et-kongo-central/

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Kinshasa is a large megalopolis and Kongo Central supplies basic necessities to Kinshasa; given the intense movements of vehicles as well as people, this decree was signed so that the two provinces can work to ensure the health of both populations