Following the lifting of restrictive measures in the interior last week, the curfew that was still in force in Abidjan will be lifted as of 15 May with the opening of bars, maquis and restaurants, and authorised gatherings increased from 50 to 200 people maximum (RFI, 14 May). Bars, nightclubs, cinemas and entertainment venues will not reopen until 31 May. The borders remain closed until further notice. The wearing of masks in transport, markets, enclosed spaces and public places remains mandatory.
At the end of March, a plan was announced to support agriculture with 300 billion CFA Francs (€458 million). 50 billion (€76 million) has already been granted, including 10 billion for the food sector (CommodAfrica, 11 May). At a more global level and for all economic sectors combined, under the economic, social and humanitarian support plan, 190 billion CFA Francs (€289.5 million) have already been disbursed: 50 billion for the solidarity fund, 40 billion (€60.9 million) for the SME support fund, 30 billion (€45.7 million) for the support fund for large enterprises, 20 billion (€30.4 million) for the support fund for the informal sector, and 50 billion CFA Francs for the agricultural sector. SMEs, large enterprises and the informal sector include agricultural and agro-industrial operators.