Coronavirus and Africa – A Rapid and Progressive Response in Gabon

With only 120 cases reported as of April 20 and one death, Gabon has so far been relatively spared by Covid-19. This has not prevented the authorities from quickly implementing preventive measures: President Ali Bongo declared a state of health emergency on April 9. How might the situation evolve? How is the government responding? What might the economic consequences be? Michaël Cheylan, President of Corrèze & Zambèze and contributor on African issues at Institut Montaigne, answers our questions.

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