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Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (March 28, 2020)
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March 28, 2020

Location: Niger (countrywide)

Event:  In response to the spread of COVID-19 in Niger, President Issoufou announced a state of emergency for the entire country, starting at midnight on March 28, 2020.  Additionally, a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. will be in effect starting on March 28, 2020 for the city of Niamey.  The city of Niamey will be subject to a health confinement for a period of two weeks starting March 29 at midnight.  The measures will take place for two weeks and may be renewed by the government of Niger.

The President called for the extension of COVID-19 prevention measures announced March 20, including the closing of all schools and the banning of gatherings of 50 people or more, including religious events, workshops, and seminars.  People must continue to respect a personal distance of at least one meter in open spaces, restaurants, businesses, airports, and public places.

In the event you are arrested or detained, request the authorities to contact the U.S. Embassy to advise us of your situation.

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