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Senegal reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on 2nd March 2020. Within three weeks, the number of infections had risen a hundredfold, forcing the Senegalese government to place strict measures to curb the spread of the disease. On 23rd March, Senegal declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of borders, imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew, and ban on gatherings in public spaces. The Senegalese economy is driven by agriculture, industry, and service sectors, with Dakar being famous for its bustling nightlife that attracts tourists from all walks of life. The restrictions dealt a blow to the economy. As the country reopens to revive the economy, there is a sense of uncertainty and unrest brought about by a spike in positive cases and the reintroduction of curfew in Dakar and Thies regions as of 5th January 2021.

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