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Mauritania: Urgent meeting of Covid-19 management committee

The Mauritanian president, Mohamed O. Cheikh El Ghazouani, ordered on Wednesday the call of the ministerial committee in charge of managing Covid-19 Pandemic to hold an urgent meeting so that the convenient measures in the light of the development of the pandemic can be determined.

A statement issued from the cabinet meeting that was held today says:” due to the development of Covid-19 pandemic in our country and the world, His Excellency issued his instructions to the prime minister to convene the ministerial committee in charge of the management of the pandemic.”

The statement added that this meeting’s objective is” to determine the appropriate measures to face the new situation.”

The government did not provide any details about” the new situation” amid widespread talks on a new pandemic wave in Mauritania.

The Mauritanian president had previously canceled visits at the end of the month to Hodh Chargui, Hodh Gharbi, and Assaba.  in the same regard, strict precautionary measures were taken for his visit to the region of Guidi Maagha tomorrow.

In the last 24hours, 16 cases of covid-19 have been recorded in Mauritania out of 515 tests, while there are 290 active cases, including three severe cases, and two infected people died today.

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