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Entertainment In Benin, a modest independence day because of the Covid-19

17:05  01 august  2020
17:05  01 august  2020 Source:   bfmtv.com

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Benin celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of its accession to independence on Saturday without the traditional demonstrations, due to the distancing measures imposed in the fight against Covid-19.

The Beninese government had announced that there would be no festivity and canceled the traditional parade of security and defense forces, considered the biggest attraction of this commemoration for 60 years.

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A first in the country which has nevertheless not aroused reactions or protests.

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President Patrice Talon nevertheless proceeded to a wreath laying ceremony in the place of the war memorial, after having lit the "flame of hope" there.

He then took part in a modest ceremony of taking up arms and reviewing the troops in front of a small detachment of the Republican police, the air force, the naval forces, and the army of the Air and National Guard, a newly created component within the military.

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The two ceremonies do not lasted only ten minutes.

The day before, he had sent his traditional message to the nation broadcast on television and on social networks.

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"The celebration of this national holiday takes place in a very particular context, marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is the most serious health crisis of our time. It is coupled with an economic crisis which is just as worrying", a indicated the president.

He maintains that he has implemented "a courageous response policy, with significant financial resources", in order to "prevent the spread of the pandemic and ensure the effective care of those affected".

On July 31, the government announced that it wanted to support farms and small and medium-sized enterprises with a financial plan of 100 billion CFA francs (over 152 million euros).

Benin recorded more than 1,770 confirmed cases and more than 35 deaths on Saturday, but the number of tests carried out remains insufficient to give a precise idea of ​​the spread in this West African country.

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