In Guinea-Bissau, mixed reaction to coronavirus measures

Despite the risk posed by COVID-19, inhabitants of Guinea Bissau capital Bissau show mixed levels of concern with regard to social distancing measures.

At the capital’s main markets, some efforts have been made to raise awareness about the potential for contamination in the country of about 1,800,000 inhabitants.

The challenges are however plain as Ligan Mendes, a market monitoring officer admits: “We don’t have enough masks. But there are people who come in using scarves to protect themselve…

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