Sport Collective prayer resumes in dispersed order in Senegal
Covid-19: the plight of Senegalese stranded abroad
© RFI / William de Lesseux Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport. Since March 20, all flights to and from Senegal have been suspended. Senegalese traveling or in transit abroad cannot return home. They are officially 716 worldwide, have no visibility on a return and appeal to the authorities. With our correspondent in Dakar, Charlotte Idrac Mariam was on vacation in New York with her husband when the borders were closed.
Senegalese Muslims have resumed Friday prayers. But as France 24 has seen, several mosques have remained closed for fear of the coronavirus, despite official authorization to reopen.
President Macky Sall announced on May 11 that restrictions on the coronavirus have been eased, including the reopening of mosques, after heavy religious pressure. However, the authorities demanded compliance with the hygiene and distancing rules. This is the case in the Massalikoul Jinane mosque, located in the heart of Dakar, where the faithful respect barrier gestures.
In this country, which is over 90% Muslim, some worshipers do not go to places of worship to avoid any risk of contamination. And some imams have themselves preferred not to reopen places of worship in which they did not have the means to control the crowd. "We prefer to wait to see more clearly," said Imam Seydou Nourou Tall.
Spain: "There are 11 finals left", warns Vidal (Barcelona) .
© Miguel RUIZ Chilean midfielder from Barcelona, Arturo Vidal, in training at Sant Joan Despi, on May 8, 2020 "There are 11 finals and we know it will be difficult, "FC Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal told club media on Saturday as the Spanish championship resumes on June 11 with 11 days to go. "Resuming training has done us a lot of good. These two closed months were really long. We are happy to be on the field with the teammates. (...) We are resuming the pace," said the Chilean of 33 yea