City of Djougou: Local Initiatives Against Global Pandemic

City of Djougou, a city in Benin, helped stop the spread of COVID-19 in the city by publishing an op ed written by its mayor that outlined the steps it needed to take and the funding needed to fight the virus.

A new infectious disease, COVID-19, caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, threatened the world at the beginning of 2020.

Social distance, the general use of masks and other measures were quickly put into place.

But just as the disease was quickly spreading globally, an even bigger danger, as invisible as the coronavirus itself, was rapidly advancing across the world: the risk of not taking the adequate measures to properly fight the virus and control the di