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Benin: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 16

Country: Benin Source: UN Children s Fund [27 June 10 July 2020] Situation overview The Government of Benin prepared a COVID-19 response plan for US$672,095,179. The plan has six strategic objectives including: Strengthening capacities for preparedness Minimizing inter-human transmission Reinforcing capacities for intervention Increasing resilience capacities for confirmed cases Strengthening coordination Promoting research-action Number of positive cases continued to increase from June 30 to July 7 with 86 new cases confirmed for a total of 1,285 cases as of July 10. Number of deaths increased from 14 to 23 during the reporting period. The fatality rate is 1,8% whilst the recovery rate remains around 38%. This has led the government to readjust the mobilization and deployment of front-line support staff to strengthen the response in the departments located in the former cordon Sanitaire, which remain the most affected. Key updates There are currently 493 recovered Transmission of the virus is mainly local: 88.5% of confirmed cases are locally ac Extension of school holidays for pre-school and the first 5 years of primary school, compulsory wearing of face masks, and mandatory tests (rapid and PCR) upon arrival at the cost of 100,000 FCFA (170 US$) for travelers arriving at Cotonou International Airport remain in place.

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