Meeting of Fight Against COVID-19 Policy Committee

MALABO, Dec 19, 2020:: The Policy Committee, in the presence of its President, H. E. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, met on Friday 18th December, at the People's Palace in Malabo, to look again at the impact of the Coronavirus in Equatorial Guinea. They studied the possibility of increasing restrictions as a result of the increase in cases in the country. The proposal was put by health authorities at a working session of the Coronavirus Response and Vigilance Policy Committee, led by the Vice-President of the Republic. According to the report presented by the Technical Committee, from October to 15th December this year, 158 positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in Equatorial Guinea, with 98% living on the island of Bioko.

According to the WHO for African office, they have seen an increase in detected cases of COVID-19, which could mean that the continent is entering a second wave of contagions. Faced with these alarming data, H. E. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, in his capacity as president of the committee, once again called its members in order to seek fresh strategies aimed at limiting the spread of the virus in the country. Despite the data in the report on the epidemiological situation in Equatorial Guinea, the Government has issued a calming message to the Equatoguinean people.

During the meeting, Nguema Obiang Mangue condemned the attitude of some doctors dedicated to the falsification and sale of PCR certificates to travellers. As the meeting took place in the final month of the year, apart from praising the efforts of every citizen, he also congratulated them and asked them to continue to respect the preventive measures recommended by the WHO and national health authorities in order to prevent outbreaks in the country.

Source: Vice-President's Press and Image Office
Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office