The authorities have adopted several measures to reduce the risk of contagion. Notably, large public gatherings have been banned, the international airport has been closed to non-essential flights, and public areas (markets, religious facilities) are required to have hand sanitizing equipment. All schools have been closed. Other measures included closure of land borders, suspension of public events, religious, and leisure facilities; limiting public transport; and a nationwide night curfew. Guinean embassies and consulates have suspended visa issuance to travelers from countries with more than 30 confirmed cases. On March 26, Guinea declared a state of emergency and tightened lockdown. Starting April 18, wearing a face mask is mandatory in public places.