West and Central Africa COVID-19 Digest

Situation Report

Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan ends isolation

  • First case: 11 March 2020

  • Total cases: 14,531 (as of 23 July 2020)

  • Total deaths: 91

  • Schools: Reopened

  • Borders/flights: Air borders reopened on 1 July.

  • Containment measures: State of emergency until 30 July. The air borders reopened on 1 July as well as bars, night clubs, cinemas and places of entertainment. Land and sea borders remain closed.


On 13 July, Ivorian authorities announced the end of the isolation of the Greater Abidjan region, the largest city with five million inhabitants and major port in West Africa, imposed four months ago to fight the coronavirus epidemic. Other security measures are however maintained: the state of emergency is extended until 30 July, the land and sea borders remain closed (the air borders having been reopened on 1 July), as well as bars, night clubs, cinemas and places of entertainment.


Continuing their support to the Government according to their comparative advantages, the various agencies of the United Nations Development System are contributing to the implementation of the national response plan for COVID-19, through multisectoral interventions aligned with the various strategic axes of this plan. These include interventions in: epidemic preparedness, health, risk communication, education and access to water, hygiene and sanitation.

Official links:

PNUD: Réponses COVID-19