Filter for Madagascar Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The government has opened a 400-bed treatment center for people with mild symptoms and is importing about 1,000 oxygen machines.
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2020-07-20 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Those who don’t get tested and die at home will not be included in official statistics, the spokeswoman of the country’s Covid-19 Command Center, Hanta Marie Danielle Vololontiana, said last week.
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2020-07-15 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extension of the Health State of Emergency until at least July 25
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2020-07-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
all international and domestic flights have been suspended until further notice.
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2020-07-15 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
all international and domestic flights have been suspended until further notice.
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2020-07-15 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Cruise ships are currently not permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.
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2020-07-15 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Full lockdown measures continue in the Analamanga region until July 20. Under these restrictions, only one person per household may leave their homes between 06:00 and 12:00 (local time). Overland travel outside of the region is also suspended during this period.
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2020-07-15 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A curfew is in place in Tamatave and the island of Sainte-Marie from 22:00 to 04:00
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2020-07-15 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A curfew is in place in Tulear from 21:00 to 04:00.
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2020-07-15 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
business and transportation hours have been reduced.
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2020-07-10 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Non-essential travel is prohibited and no less than 500 military personnel have been deployed to enforce the new measures.
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2020-07-10 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Non-essential travel is prohibited and no less than 500 military personnel have been deployed to enforce the new measures.
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2020-07-06 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
full lockdown measures that had previously been imposed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic will be reintroduced in the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo, from Monday, July 6. These measures will remain in place until July 20.
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2020-07-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
only one person per household may leave their homes between 06:00 and 12:00 (local time)
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2020-07-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Overland travel outside of the region will also be suspended from Monday.
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
face masks remain mandatory for all individuals outdoors.
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2020-06-29 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
easing of measures in the districts of Toamasina I and II, Fénérive-Est, and Moramanga
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2020-06-29 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
There remain limits to passenger capacity, including up to three allowed in taxis
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
businesses in Toamasina I and II, Fénérive-Est, and Moramanga districts may now operate until 17:00 daily.
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
public transportation will now run until 19:00.
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Additional screening measures and checkpoints have been erected by the authorities, and additional testing centers will reportedly be open daily from Wednesday, July 1, for residents experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted across the country, though social distancing measures should be adhered to
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2020-06-27 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Malagasy authorities extended the national health state of emergency, initially declared on March 21, for a further 15 days until Sunday, July 12
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2020-06-27 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Restrictions remain in place in the five most affected areas of the country: the province of Analamanga, and the districts of Toamasina I and II, Fénérive-Est, and Moramanga.
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2020-06-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
An overnight curfew will continue in the aforementioned locations, in effect between 22:00 and 04:00 (local time).
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2020-06-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Madagascar is in the process of equipping its health facilities in order to produce most medicines it currently imports, president Rajoelina announced on Thursday.
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2020-06-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Restrictions are to remain in place in the five most affected areas: the province of Analamanga, and the districts of Toamasina I and II, Fénérive-Est, and Moramanga. The 22:00 to 04:00 curfew will remain in effect in the five worst affected areas.
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2020-06-14 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
In Analamanga, regular activities are now permitted until 17:00 (local time) and public transport will be operational until 19:00
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2020-06-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
In Analamanga, regular activities are now permitted until 17:00 (local time) and public transport will be operational until 19:01
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2020-06-14 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
activities are permitted until 15:00
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2020-06-14 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
schools will remain closed
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2020-06-14 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
the majority of past restrictions have been lifted, including the curfew
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2020-06-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
all gatherings of more than 50 people remain banned
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2020-06-14 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
cultural and sporting events are suspended
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2020-06-14 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Regional and national transportation will run a limited service.
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2020-06-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Regional and national transportation will run a limited service.
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2020-06-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
OCHA Madagascar Emergency Appeal for COVID-19 (May - July 2020)
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2020-05-30 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Government of Madagascar extended the State of Health Emergency for another 14 days.
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2020-05-30 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Flights in and out of the country remain suspended
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2020-05-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
both entry and exit into the Atsinanana region prohibited
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2020-05-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Entry/exit restrictions also remain in place for Analamanga, Haute Matsiatra, and Alaotra Mangoro
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
In Antananarivo, some measures have been eased, including allowing shops to remain open until 15:00 instead of 13:00
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2020-05-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A nationwide curfew between 21:00 to 04:00 (local time) remains in place.
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2020-05-26 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The more than 100 soldiers sent to Toamasina are charged with keeping the peace and enforcing requirements for wearing masks and social distancing.
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2020-05-25 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Madagascar to deploy soldiers, doctors to eastern city amid COVID-19 fears
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: General recommendations
schoolchildren advised to drink Covid-Organics as a daily measure to prevent COVID-19
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2020-05-18 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The state of emergency, originally due to expire on May 17, will be extended through Sunday, May 31, due to a rise in infections
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Under the SoE, air traffic is suspended until further notice
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Under the SoE, face mask use in public places is mandatory
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
travel is allowed between 06:00 and 13:00 (local time) except within the cities of Tananarive and Tamatave
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Professional activities are allowed from 04:00 to 13:00 (local time) nationwide.
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2020-05-03 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the state of emergency for 15 days.
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Madagascar Citizens Found Not Wearing Masks Forced to Clean Streets
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2020-04-23 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Reopening of some classes which pass national exams this year.
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2020-04-23 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Churches and Gyms reopens.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
On 20 April, Rajoelina launched CVO, a "preventive and curative" artemisia-based remedy against COVID-19, just as health measures began to be eased. Ranoromaro has said that "CVO still plays an important role" in the government’s current strategy.
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2020-04-18 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Reopening of public transport between 6am and 1pm, except from the cities of Tananarive, Tamatave and Fianarantsoa.
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2020-04-18 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the state of emergency for 15 days.
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2020-04-18 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Re-opening of some shops and restaurants from 6am to 1pm. Home delivery allowed until 9pm.
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2020-04-18 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Permission to use urban public transport with limited passenger numbers (3 in a taxi, 18 in a taxi-bus). In a bus, passengers must be seated.
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Everyone must wear a face mask (or scarf that covers one’s mouth and nose) while in the capital.
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the state of emergency for 15 days.
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2020-04-05 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extension of school closure until 19 april.
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2020-04-05 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gathering of more than 50 people are forbidden.
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Door-to-door testing will be conducted for suspected cases.
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2020-04-05 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Stay-at-home order is extended.
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2020-04-05 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfews from 8pm to 5am is extended.
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2020-04-05 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
No taxi brousses will be allowed (except the ones mentioned previously), only vehicles transporting goods may circulate between those regions, no taxis, no other public transportation (taxibes).
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
People must wear face masks in public.
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2020-03-28 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Strict confinement measures are in place, only those with valid authorization are allowed to move around outside. Only one person per family is allowed to go to the store at a time.
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Price control for basic commodities.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Internal flights are suspended until further notice.
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Madagascar’s central bank injects 420 billion ariary to support the economy.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Operations Center, "CO-COVID19", has been set up as the hub from which the government will coordinate its fight against COVID-19. The centre is stocked with medication found to be effective in China and other countries, emergency medical kits, personal protective equipment for medical staff, and hospital medical equipment.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Closure of administrative offices for 2 weeks, but can be extended. All public services are closed except for health workers, the judiciary, public security, municipal sanitation and roadworks, JIRAMA, telecommunications and the media.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
All public transportation, urban, suburban and national, is suspended.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Only one person per household may do the shopping.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Complete ban on public gatherings throughout the country.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A curfew is in place from 20:00 to 05:00.
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2020-03-21 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Closure of all schools and universities. Set to last two weeks, but extendable.
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2020-03-21 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Churches, event spaces, bars and restaurants are closed for 2 weeks. Measure extendable.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All international and regional flights suspended for a period of 30 days
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2020-03-21 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
National "Health State of Emergency"
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All travellers entering the country must self quarantine in Tananarive. If they do not have a place to stay there, they will have to quarantine in a dedicated public building.
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Sanitary checks have been established at exit points from Antananarivo and other major cities.
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Everyone from Europe, La Réunion, Mayotte, China, South Korea and Iran cannot enter the country.
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Flights to Europe for 30 days (La Réunion and Mayotte included)
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Every person coming from Europe before 19.03 is quarantined.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Cruise ships not be permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports for 30 days.
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2020-03-10 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Fligts from China, Italy, South Korea, or Iran
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2020-03-10 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
International passengers with symptoms
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