COVID-19: 300 Ivorians Arrested for Failure to Respect Isolation Measures

A health worker checks the temperature of a traveller in coronavirus screening at Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. (Francis Kokoroko/REUTERS)

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 16, 2020/ — Over 292 individuals have been arrested by the National Gendarmerie for trying to leave Abidjan to return to the interior of the country.
” From Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 April 2020, over 292 individuals tried to leave the city of Abidjan to return to the interior of the country beyond the measure of isolation of the Grand Abidjan. These unruly were immediately intercepted “, said the senior commander of the national gendarmerie, Alexandre Apalo Touré.

To effectively fight the pandemic in coronavirus and avoid its spread inside the country, the National Security Council has decided to isolate the city of Abidjan from the rest of the country since Sunday, March 29, 2020.

During the control operations carried out in this area, of, taxis, tricycles, bikes and civil vehicles were seized.

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