Gabon | 2020.04.29
COVID-19: Gabon Extends State of Emergency and Downgrades Lockdown

The State of Emergency declared on 10 April 2020 has been extended for an additional 15-day period, but the mandatory lockdown of the Greater Libreville Area has been partially downgraded in the following manner:

  • Residents are still forbidden from leaving the Greater Libreville Area, but can make displacements within the Area. 
  • Residents must remain in their homes between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
  • Residents must wear masks at all times in public places. 
  • Gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited, including at social or family events. 
  • Civil servants and employees of private sector companies can progressively go back to work under the following conditions:
    • Work-from-home or rotational schemes must be used to the maximum extent possible, notably for employees at risk of contracting COVID-19 due to preexisting health conditions;
    • Adjustment of working hours from 07:30 AM to 02:00 PM;
    • Installation of health surveillance equipment and supplies at the entrance to the premises (thermometers, masks, sanitizers, etc.)
    • Presence of less than 10 employees in total in the premises; and
    • Mandatory wearing of masks at all times, and compliance with social distancing and hygienic measures.
  • Stores can progressively reopen, but restaurants, bars, motels, schools and universities will for now remain closed.

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