Côte d'Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report – #08

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Reporting Period: 9 to 15 May 2020

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

On Thursday, 14 May 2020, the National Security Council announced that, in addition to the suspension of restriction measures in the countryside, several restriction measures will be lifted in Abidjan, including the suspension of the curfew from 15 May, and the reopening of schools from 25 May (preschool, primary and secondary schools). However, the movement restriction measures between Abidjan and the countryside as well as the State of Emergency are maintained until 31 May.

It should be noted that approximately one quarter of COVID-19 confirmed cases were identified in people under 30. There were 37 cases (1.9% of total) in children aged 1-10, 95 in children aged 11-20 (5% of total), and 348 in people aged 21-30. Men seem to be the most affected, representing 61% of total infections, compared to 39% in women.
No deaths were recorded in people aged 1-30. There were four deaths (17% of total) in the 31-40 age group and three (12.5% of total) in the 41-50 age group. The 17 remaining deaths (71% of total) were reported in people aged 51 and above.

  • With UNICEF’s new duplicate training platform, training of health workers has accelerated. In total, 8,277 health workers have been trained on IPC and case management.

  • On 14 May, the UNICEF Representative launched the Multi-Religious Faith-in-Action Initiative in Cote d'Ivoire to fight stigmatization, promote the use of routine services and prevent violence in the COVID-19 context.

  • UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS and the Ministry of Health delivered PPE, hygiene kits and computer equipment to 15 adolescent and young people health centres (SSU-SAJ) and 3 NGOS for PLHIV in Abidjan to ensure the continuity of services.