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Togo, one of the smallest countries in terms of size and population is to supply water and electricity and water to citizens freely as the nation takes efforts to tackle the Coronavirus.
President Faure Gnassingbé has declared a three-month state of emergency to stop the spread of the virus. A curfew time which spans from 19:00-6:00 has been introduced as a result.
A 5,000-strong unit of security agents was also being set up to tackle the pandemic as well as a $650m (£525,000) fund to help cushion the economy, the AFP news agency quoted the president as saying during a televised address.
According to CGTN, China’s state-run international TV station, during the state of emergency water and electricity is to be supplied free of charge.
The West African nation has so far recorded 36 confirmed coronavirus infections and two deaths from the disease.