June 30, 2020
Senegal president Macky Sall has announced that the country’s state of emergency and curfew, imposed as a result of the coronavirus, would be lifted on Tuesday and international flights would resume from next month. In a televised speech, Sall pointed to the economic fallout of the pandemic, saying that growth in the impoverished country would slow “from to 6.8 percent to 1.1 percent or even less”.
Senegal could even see a recession, he suggested, saying that “all our productive activity must be resumed in order to get our economy going again.
The president was speaking from his residence where, although he has tested negative for the coronavirus, he has spent the past week in quarantine after coming into contact with an infected person.