As witnessed in this article, Guinea-Bissau is also facing the COVID-19 emergency in recent weeks. As of May 5, 2020, according to data provided by COES-GB (Centro de Operações de Emergência em Saúde na Guine’-Bissau), there are 453 positive cases, while 24 people are cured and 1 death is recorded.
On March 28, the Government declared a State of Emergency and unfortunately, due to the closure of some commercial activities and borders (in particular with Senegal), the problem of lack of food for most of the population adds to the risk of contagion.
In this context, Mani Tese, together with UNHCR, is supporting the villages hosting refugees from Senegal in the Cacheu region with the delivery of basic necessities such as hygiene products and equipment and food.
This week the first food parcels and materials that Mani Tese staff will use to raise awareness in the villages arrived and were delivered, in order to prevent the spread of the virus within the communities.
In the photos below the moment of delivery of the materials and the Mani Tese staff showing how to wash your hands properly.