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#COVID19: Congo Brazzaville Issues Strict Measures To Access Presidency

The measures follow the fast-spreading nature of the Delta variant of the virus in Congo.

The Government of the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) says access to its presidency is subject to the respect of a number of conditions spelt out in a service note issued by Florent Ntsiba, Director of Cabinet in the Presidency of the Republic. 

In the service note issued on Wednesday, Oct. 20, the conditions include the presentation of an attestation of vaccination against COVID-19, passing through the thermal camera to check temperature, systematic COVID-19 tests, and the strict respect of barrier measures including the wearing of face masks and social distancing.

The new measures had been imposed following the indifference of the Congolese vis-à-vis the barrier measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

This also follows studies proving that the Delta variant of the virus which is more contagious than earlier variants is fast spreading in the country.


Health authorities in the country fear that any massive positive cases in the Republic of Congo would be a veritable catastrophe especially with the less than adequate health infrastructures 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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