16 May 2020 – Gradual deconfinement plan has been announced

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Allowing domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: Prime Minister Clément Mouamba announced on Saturday May 16, 2020, a gradual deconfinement plan for Covid-19 in the republic of Congo.
Full details here: https://www.tourisme-environnement.gouv.cg/covid19_cg-communication-de-monsieur-clement-mouamba-premier-ministre-plan-de-deconfinement-relatif-a-riposte-contre-coronavirus-covid-19/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The epidemiological situation in this Central African country, very rich in natural resources, reports 412 cases including 110 cures and 15 deaths. Before containment and other emergency measures declared on March 28, the Congo had nearly 19 cases of covid-19 and zero deaths. The main decisions are as follows: the country divided into two zones according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation. Zone 1 is made up of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, the two main cities which alone account for almost 90% of the cases of covid-19 recorded in the country. Zone 2, for its part, concerns localities little or not at all affected by the coronavirus. The key points: the resumption of public transport, with the obligation to wear a mask for crews and passengers; the opening days of state markets have been reduced from three to five; travel between Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire is currently suspended, unless necessary; the curfew remains in force throughout the territory.