Filter for Benin Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-10 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Elementary schools to reopen.
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
mandatory COVID-19 testing of all airline passengers arriving in Benin. Passengers may be subject to additional testing after 15 days.
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Those who test positive for COVID-19 may be subject to government-mandated isolation measures, including possible quarantine in a government-designated hotel at passenger expense. The Government of Benin has said it will hold passengers’ passports until testing and isolation requirements are met to ensure compliance.
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2020-06-04 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Face masks or cloth coverings continue to be required in public, and social distancing guidelines remain in place in Benin
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2020-06-04 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transportation has resumed
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2020-06-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
places of worship may now be open.
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2020-06-03 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
gestes barrières Covid-19 dans les mosquées
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
2.575.142.307 de FCFA en dons financiers et des milliers de matériels et équipements médicaux sont déjà reçus
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2020-05-19 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Serological surveillance
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2020-05-16 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
End of operation to call on all actors to produce masks. Extra production no longer needed.
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2020-05-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government collected donations for COVID-19 fund and then distributed them as they see fit\
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2020-05-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
New labs and health centers
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2020-05-16 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Mass testing campaign
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Mass health screening and testing at the airport Cardinal Bernadin GANTIN of Cotonou.
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
mandatory COVID-19 testing of all airline passengers arriving in Benin. Tests will be done at passenger expense; fees are 100,000 CFA (approximately $165/€153), payable in cash only, and airlines may require advance payment as a condition of boarding. The Government of Benin said it will hold passengers’ passports until testing and isolation requirements are met to ensure compliance.
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Passengers will be required to self-isolate for at least 48 hours until all results have been confirmed negative, and may be subject to additional testing after 15 days. The Government of Benin said it will hold passengers’ passports until testing and isolation requirements are met to ensure compliance.
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Must wear masks everywhere
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Launch of an E-learning platform (distance learning courses) to enable university students to follow courses online.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Resumption of classes in educational, training and research institutions. All users (learners, teachers, various support staff) will have to use face masks, which will be distributed for free.
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Systematic testing of teachers, administrative and service personnel.
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
minimum safety distance of one meter between people
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
burial ceremonies of no more than 50 people must respect the distance must have minimum of one meter between them and everyone must wearing of masks
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
continued ban on gatherings of more than 50 people
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Sanitary cord around Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Allada, Ouidah, Tori-Bossito, Kpomassè, Toffo, Zè, Sô-Ava, Aguégués, Sèmè-Podji, Porto-Novo, Akpro-Missérété, Adjara, and Atchoukpa is lifted.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools to reopen throughout the national territory.
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
bars, discotheques, churches, mosques and other places of worship, beaches and other places of celebration remain closed
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transportation is still suspended
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2020-05-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Launch of national manufacturing of face masks.
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Wearing mask is required anywhere in the national territory.
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Extension: Forbidden entrance and exit of Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Allada, Ouidah, Tori-Bossito, Kpomassè, Toffo, Zè, Sô-Ava, Aguégués, Sèmè-Podji, Porto-Novo, Akpro-Missérété, Adjara, et Atchoukpa extended until 10th of May, included.
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Reception of 12 million surgery masks and 1 million FFP2 masks.
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Installation of covid-19 testing sites in all provinces.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Testing policy
16.000 tests/day.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Chloroquine made available to pharmacies at a subsidized price.
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2020-04-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Childcare centers are closed until the 10th of May.
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2020-04-13 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Extension: Isolation of Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Allada, Ouidah, Tori-Bossito, Kpomassè, Toffo, Zè, Sô-Ava, Aguégués, Sèmè-Podji, Porto-Novo, Akpro-Missérété, Adjara, et Atchoukpa extended until 27th of April.
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Price cap on masks.
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to wear face masks at all times in public.
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2020-04-07 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Land border with Togo is closed.
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendation to wear face mask in public.
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2020-04-04 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extension: religious centres will remain closed until the 19th of April.
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Visa restriction extended. Entry and exit at border crossings is limited to "extreme necessity" and authorised in liaison with bordering countries.
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Quarantine areas will be guarded by defence and security forces to ensure that quarantine regulations are strictly adhered to.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The towns of Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Allada, Ouidah, Sèmè-Podji, Porto-Novo, Akpro-Missérété and Adjarra are isolated from the rest of the country by checkpoints.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
School holidays extended from 30ths of march to 13th of april.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transportation is suspended and taxis and motorcycle taxis must abide by strict passenger limits
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Bars and nightclubs are closed, gatherings of more than 10 people are banned.
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Cancelation of all large events.
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Banks, supermarkets, religious gathering, funerals, bar and restaurants are closed.
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Valid from 19th of March and for 2 weeks. Travellers may enter or transit if they have exceptionnal reasons.
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Any traveller entering the country by plane will be quarantined for 2 weeks.
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Price control on protection masks
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Valid from 19th of March and for 2 weeks.
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Travelers must provide information on their travel history and health status by filling out a Travel and Health Questionnaire.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Restricting the issuance of visas for those wishing to enter Benin.
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2020-03-03 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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2020-03-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All nationals of countries with cases should self quarantine
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