Senegal and South Africa are faced with challenges to further ease or nullify lockdown.
The Senegalese government has responded to violent protest by its citizens to ease an anti-coronavirus curfew and lift restrictions on inter-city travel.
Similarly, a South African court has found some coronavirus lockdown regulations imposed by the government “unconstitutional and invalid”.
Judge Norman Davis pointed out rules around funerals, informal workers and amount of exercise as “irrational” and gave the government was given 14 days to overhaul the regulations.
In Senegal, the Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye pushed back curfews from 9:00 pm to 5:00 by two hours to 11pm to 5am, so Senegalese have extra two hours from 9pm to 11pm to move around. He said on the tv that transport restrictions across the country are being lifted.
In South Africa, the Pretoria High Court ruled that the regulations were not connected to slowing the rate of infection or limiting its spread.
The judge put hole in the law that allows people to travel to attend funerals but not to earn their livelihoods by street trading.
The current lockdown regulations in South Africa stand until the government reviews them.
South African Police Minister disclosed that about 230,000 cases of violations of lockdown rules have been opened since 26 March when the national lockdown kickstarted.
Senegal has recorded 47 deaths from 4,249 cases of Covid-19, whilst South Africa has 908 fatalities from 43,434 cased.