Filter for Guinea-Bissau Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Cuban medical team in Guinea-Bissau to combat COVID-19
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2020-06-26 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of health emergency declared by the Government has been extended until 25 July 2020
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2020-06-25 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
The nationwide night-time curfew between 20:00 and 06:00 (local time) has been lifted.
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2020-06-25 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Places of worship as well as restaurants and bars, remain closed until further notice while a ban on gatherings remains in effect for the duration of the state of emergency.
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2020-06-25 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Educational facilities remain closed until further notice while a ban on gatherings remains in effect for the duration of the state of emergency.
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2020-06-25 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Authorities also announced that individuals will be required to wear masks in all public places and are advised to continue respecting social distancing.
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
suspended all international flights; these measures remain in place
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
WHO consultants have arrived in Guinea-Bissau to support the Ministry of Health’s COVID19 pandemic response
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Guinea-Bissau extends state of emergency another 15 days until June 25
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2020-05-26 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Guinea-Bissau extends state of emergency until June 10
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2020-05-26 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m will be maintained, and people will still only allowed to leave their homes between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. to do their grocery shopping.
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2020-05-17 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
mandatory use of mask in public spaces.
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2020-05-17 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
no movement between regions in the country
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Although measures have been put in place, such as isolation zones in designated health facilities and basic case management, the response is currently insufficient and often poorly coordinated at all levels in Bissau city and other regions
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Although measures have been put in place, such as isolation zones in designated health facilities and basic case management, the response is currently insufficient and often poorly coordinated at all levels in Bissau city and other regions
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
As of Tuesday, May, 12, the nationwide curfew between 17:00 and 06:00 (local time) remains effective. Individuals wishing to leave their homes for essential goods and services are allowed to do so between 07:00 and 14:00 (local time).
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
the curfew between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m. will be maintained,
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
maintain the restrictive measures that have already been in place, including the closing of borders
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
maintain the restrictive measures that have already been in place, including the closing of restaurants, bars, places of worships
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
maintain the restrictive measures that have already been in place, including the closing of schools
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
maintain the restrictive measures that have already been in place, including banning gathering of people.
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
President strongly recommended that people wear a mask in public spaces and in transport.
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Guinea-Bissau’s president extends state of emergency until May 26
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2020-05-11 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
People are allowed to leave their houses for grocery shopping between 07.00 and 14.00.
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2020-04-26 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Nationwide state of emergency extended through May 11
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Guinea-Bissau receives more medical donation from Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
At the capital’s main markets, some efforts have been made to raise awareness about the potential for contamination in the country of about 1,800,000 inhabitants.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Guinea-Bissau receives more medical donation from Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The National Health Emergency Committee, under the Ministry of Health, continues to lead the response, supported by the UN system and other partners like Médecins Sans Frontieres. The Committee holds daily coordination meetings, as well as daily briefings to the press and the general public about the outbreak.
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Guinea-Bissau receives medical donation from Chinese government
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
IOM trained 125 community leaders, in the regions of Gabu, Oio and Bafata on COVID-19 prevention
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2020-04-11 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
current state of emergency will be extended through Saturday, April 25, to halt further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Under SoE (3rd), closure of all land and sea borders
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Under SoE (3rd), closure of all commercial air links
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Under SoE (3rd), Public transport nation-wide has also been suspended
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2020-04-03 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Under SoE (3rd), only essential shops remain open, including food and medical stores
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Bissau-Guinean authorities have also set up a coronavirus hotline that provides information and advice on the outbreak.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
As of Friday, April 3, (Intl SOS says Mar 28) a 15 day state of emergency is in effect across Guinea-Bissau amid the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
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2020-03-28 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Circulation and trade of goods are only restricted from 07am - 11am
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2020-03-28 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
movements are restricted to essential ones, while citizens are asked to stay at home.
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2020-03-28 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools have been closed until further notice
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
On March 27, President of Guinea-Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embalo declared in a presidential decree a state of emergency throughout the national territory for the next 15 days.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Prime Minister Nabiam announced the suspension of all public transport in order to limit further spread of the virus
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Suspension of public transport
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2020-03-25 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Suspension of public transport
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
ban on all flights landing at Osvaldo Viera International Airport beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
On 18 of March, authorities announced the closure of the country’s air, land and maritime borders until further notice.
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools are closed until March 31, 2020.
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public services including government facilities are closed until March 31, 2020. Markets and restaurants have also closed or restricted access, limiting access to goods and services.
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Government has announced the closure of markets, and cessation of concerts, shows, and religious and traditional ceremonies until March 31, 2020.
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
IOM launched a data collection and monitoring application to gather essential information and facilitate the screening and monitoring of travelers at all key points of entry, including the capital’s Osvaldo Vieira International Airport. Over 30 border agents were trained in the use of a new surveillance system which works via portable tablets to allow border agents to record essential information for monitoring purposes.
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
IOM launched a data collection and monitoring application to gather essential information and facilitate the screening and monitoring of travelers at all key points of entry, including the capital’s Osvaldo Vieira International Airport. Over 30 border agents were trained in the use of a new surveillance system which works via portable tablets to allow border agents to record essential information for monitoring purposes.
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2020-03-11 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Some flights reductions.
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
In case of syntoms, transfered to OMS facilities.
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