Togo among the good students.
The Covid-19 crisis has had a considerable health and socio-economic impact on the economies of the world. The health restrictions imposed as part of the response plans have somehow limited the spread of the virus.
However, while some countries are still struggling to stabilize the spread of the virus, others have, through their response plan, effectively limited the virulence of Covid-19. In Togo, the response plan led by the public authorities, since the 1st case in March 2020, has been rapid and effective.
This response plan has resulted in the restriction of movement, physical distancing measures and the application of compulsory masks. A socio-economic support plan called Novissi supported the most vulnerable segments of the population, directly affected by the response measures.
A stable level of infection
The Covid-19 response measures, introduced in the early hours by the Togolese authorities, have made it possible to limit the spread of Covid-19. Thus, as of June 17, 2021, Togo has 221 active cases, one of the lowest levels in the world.
United States ranks Togo among safest countries in the world
The recent United States report confirms the effectiveness of the response measures carried out by the Togolese government. Indeed, the US State Department classifies Togo in the category of countries at low risk of contamination with Covid-19, alongside a dozen others in the world, including 5 Africans: Eswatini, Ghana, Gambia, Malawi, Senegal.
Concretely, American travelers to Togo will simply have to present a negative PCR test dating back less than 7 days and respect a quarantine period of 10 days.
Note that the list is made up of countries to which it advises its nationals not to travel (level 4), where travel is to be reconsidered (level 3), where they must be subject to increased vigilance (level 2), or just “take normal precautions” (level 1).
91% of Togolese approve of the government's management in the face of Covid-19
If the management of covid-19 is welcomed internationally, the Togolese also approve the response policies. Indeed, according to the conclusions of the National Institute of Statistics and Economic and Demographic Studies (INSEED), 91% of Togolese declared themselves satisfied with the policy and response measures initiated by the Government since the onset of the pandemic. .
The study carried out from May 26 to June 10 with the support of the World Bank, also shows that more than 90% indicated to be well informed about the disease and apply measures such as social distancing, regular disinfection of the hands. Radio was cited as the main channel of information (82). 88% of respondents said that health services were accessible, as were financial services (98%).
A vaccination campaign in full swing
Within the framework of the COVAX plan of the World Bank, Togo has received batches of AstraZneca and Pfizer type vaccines, but SINOVAC within the framework of bilateral China-Togo cooperation. Started on March 11, 2021, vaccination is popular with the population. As of May 18, 2021, 271,704 people had already received their first dose, a sign of significant approval of Togolese health policies.