N’DJAMENA, 17 December 2020 – Chad will lift COVID-19 lockdowns and dust to dawn curfews on the eve of as well as on Christmas Day.

Chadian Christians in Xmas Sketch – Photo Chad Chatter

The Secretary General of the Chad Presidency Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet announced the lifting of the lockdown on Wednesday.

Pahimi Deubet said the lifting of the curfew will allow Christians to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Christians must celebrate while still respecting social distancing and other guidelines put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic.

Some 102 people have been killed in Chad from COVID-19.

The virus has sickened 1,818 people with 1,626 people recovering fully from the pandemic, according to public health data.

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