30 March 2020 – Government adopts all exceptional measures necessary during the State of Health Emergency

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President

Overview: Coronavirus. A presidential decree regulates the state of health emergency in the Congo
Full details here: http://www.tourisme-environnement.gouv.cg/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Decret2020-93-portant-declaration_etat_urgence_sanitaire.pdf

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The President of the Republic issued, on March 30, a decree fixing at twenty days, instead of thirty as previously announced in his message the day before, the state of health emergency over the extent of national territory as of March 31, 2020. “The government will take all the exceptional measures necessary to fight back against the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) during the period under review”, specifies the decree.