The first confirmed COVID-19 case was reported on March 19. The number of cases, contained until August, increased substantially in September. . Chadian authorities have adopted containment measures, including passenger flight suspension, closure of borders with CAR and Sudan, quarantine for nationals returning from high risk countries, closure of shops and stores (excluding basic goods), shortened banking working hours, cancellation of events and gatherings of more than 50 people, closure of worship places as well as schools and universities. This comes in addition to an inter-ministerial management committee meets daily to monitor developments, as well as the establishment of hygiene regulations in all public places. A hospital in N’Djamena was designated to receive infected cases and measures are being taken to strengthen laboratory capacities to increase testing. The curfew (11PM-05AM) was extended for an additional two weeks starting from September 14. Additionally, the state of medical emergency was extended for three months starting from July 17, giving more execution power to anti COVID-19 measures. The authorities have also limited travel from and into N’Djamena since May 8. Additionally, wearing a face mask became mandatory in public places starting May 7.
as of 04/04/2020