30 July 2020 – National Security Council authorizes resumption of gatherings

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Military, Private Sector and Businesses, Recreation, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Special populations; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Allowing gatherings, businesses, and services; International travel measures; Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency; Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Security Council

Overview: On July 30, 2020, the National Security Council (CNS) decided to resume gatherings in Côte d’Ivoire, with the authorization of the prefects and with the health authorities. It also authorizes the reopening of bars, nightclubs, cinemas and performance venues, from July 31, 2020. This relief measure is, however, accompanied by the obligation to observe barrier measures, in particular hand washing, wearing a mask and physical distancing. The CNS has decided to maintain the state of emergency until August 31, 2020. The closure of land and sea borders is also maintained.

-The CNS also decided on strong points

The maintenance of compulsory confinement of all vulnerable people, including pregnant women;

– The pursuit of communication and community awareness actions, in conjunction with communities, the prefectural body, religious leaders, traditional authorities, social workers and community agents;

– The extension, on an exceptional basis, for a period of three (3) months, namely from July to September 2020, of the payment of premiums to health personnel and to the defense and security forces,

– The establishment of a specific circuit for testing the profile of travelers, as part of the opening of air borders, in compliance with international provisions and health measures required for safety in the travel environment. This device will be the responsibility of the traveler.
Full details here: http://www.gouv.ci/_actualite-article.php?recordID=11429

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: They justified these decisions by the opinion of the scientific committee. This opinion is not explained in the press release.