Togo plans to vaccinate 60% of its population against COVID-19

EYEAFRICA TV: Lomé, TOGO:- Togo plans to vaccinate at least 60% of its population by the next vaccination campaign against the Coronavirus.

This, according to the country’s Department of Health, is about 4.5 million people.

Reaching this percentage, officials say, would make it possible to ensure collective immunity in the country.

“The first to be vaccinated will be the nursing staff, the over 50s, the patients suffering from comorbidity and the prisoners. The prison environment, given the promiscuity and poor hygiene conditions, is an aggravating factor in the spread of the virus,” the government said in a statement on Saturday.

Togo has a population of about 7,706,000 people, according to INSEED data as of January 1, 2020.

The date of the vaccination campaign launching is not yet been announced, but expected to be soon as the country battles with COVID-19.

The government imposed a curfew on January 17 in cities of Tone, Cinkassé, Tandjoare, Kpendjal and West Kpendjal to combat the spread of Covid-19.

The authorities announced tightening of measures with the closure of places of worship and banned consumption in public places such as bars and restaurants.

All public gathering are also prohibited.

The country has so far registered 4545 total confirmed cases. Out of which 3927 have recovered and 74 people have died of the virus.

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