Sahel: Mauritania also shuts down
MEA Risk Brief: Several measures have been taken by the public authorities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Mauritania. After the suspension of flights in the middle of the week, the government decided to limit the number of access points to the territory, which are now down to eight crossing points spread across seven regions of the country. Schools, universities and institutes are now closed for a week throughout the national territory as of Monday, 16 March. And all cultural and artistic activities have been suspended until further notice.
The Mauritanian employers’ union said on Sunday that the country has enough food and that no price increases will be recorded during the period when measures are taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Mauritania also sent two planes to retrieve the Mauritanians stranded in Morocco, after this country has decided to suspend air flights to some twenty countries including Mauritania.