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Senegal reports 71 new confirmed cases of COVID-19
BY 2020-05-25 08:34:22

DAKAR, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported on Sunday 71 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 3,047 in the country.

These 71 new infections came from 889 tests done in the past 24 hours, health ministry Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr said.

For the second consecutive days, there is an imported case detected by the ministry, while the number of new community transmission cases are dropping to 4.

He also announced that 40 more patients were cured, bringing the total number of recovery cases to 1,456.

The ministry also confirmed the death toll rose to 35 in the country.

Senegal is celebrating the end of the Ramadan month this weekend. The government and some spiritual leaders have invited the population to unite with their families through phones and internet in order to avoid travelling between regions, given the serious situation of community transmission spreading.

Senegal is in state of emergency until June 2, with a curfew imposed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. It is also mandatory to wear masks at all public places.

(Editor:Li Zhaoqi) (From:xinhua)
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