Linking Science and Policy for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity.

Join us for an online workshop on November 3 and 4, 2020 – 3 pm CET


Lockdown interventions have become a crucial component of public health measures to curtail the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. In many West African countries, the identification of community hotspots of COVID-19 infections certainly justifies the decision to restrict movement in these areas, which are mainly urban or sub-urban. To most governments, the implementation of lockdown measures is an effort to avoid frequent contact between people, as social distancing clearly helps slow down the spread of the virus. It is therefore expected that these preventive measures will mitigate the spread of the outbreak and ultimately reduce the number of people affected.