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#COVID19: Chad Imposes Mandatory Wearing Of Face Masks

The Chadian Government has declared the wearing of protective masks against the COVID-19 as compulsory throughout the country’s national territory.

The Chadian Government has declared the wearing of protective masks against the COVID-19 as compulsory throughout the country’s national territory.

The measure follows a recommendation by the country’s Inter-ministerial Committee for the Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

According to the committee, this decision was motivated by “the increasing rate of cases recorded at the beginning of the month of November 2021.”

The committee revealed that more than 500 positive cases have so far been recorded this month.


“The upward tendency of contamination seems to be taking roots this first week of December with an increase of 51 per cent of cases,” a communique from the committee revealed on Wednesday, Nov. 8. 

“In view of this resurgence, the committee has decided to generalize the wearing of masks in all public places including streets, markets, administrative offices, business places, churches, masks etc.”

Another measure taken by the committee is the reinstallation of wash hand basins in all public places while the committee insists on the necessity for all citizens to get themselves vaccinated against the COVID-19, noting that vaccination remains free in the country.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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