Last Updated: 07/02/2020
Burkina Faso continues to see COVID-19 cases rising. The government is instructing citizens to follow hygiene and sanitation measures to mitigate spread of the virus. All citizens must wear face masks in public. Schools, professional training centers and universities are closed, but the government has begun a phased reopening, including allowing schools to begin administering exams, and reopening of markets and churches. As of June 3, the countrywide curfew was lifted, except in provinces still under state of emergency.
All Compassion partner churches have kept child development center group activities on hold, but they continue regular child protection oversight and health care support. They have distributed 191,843 food packs and 130,258 hygiene kits to families, and they continue to work to raise awareness of COVID-19 prevention. They have also assisted 7,238 individuals in accessing medical care. Some churches have helped families construct simple washing stations to use at their homes.