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Mali

01 December 2020

COVID-19 — Tribute to Health Workers

Mali: COVID-19 – Tribute to Health Workers, 1 December 2020. Images from Delcampe.

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Issued on: 2020-12-01
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Se-tenant
Printing: Offset lithography
Denominations: 50F, 200F, 500F, 1000F, 2000F
Description: Printed in panes containing two se-tenant horizontal strips of five

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003, but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll. Model-based simulations for Mali suggest that the 95% confidence interval for the time-varying reproduction number R t has been stable around 1.0 since November 2020.

On 18 March, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita suspended flights from affected countries, closed schools and banned large public gatherings. However planned elections in March–April, which had already been postponed several times for the poor security situation in the country, went ahead as planned.

On 25 March, Mali confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases. On 26 March, two new cases were registered by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. To address the epidemic which had so far spared the country, in an address to the nation, President Kéïta declared a state of emergency and instituted a curfew from 9.00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

On 27 March, 7 new positive tests for Coronavirus: Mali rose to 11 cases. On 28 March, 7 new cases were confirmed, the total rose to 18. The first COVID-19 death occurred. On 31 March, 25 persons had tested positive and there had been 2 deaths according to health authorities.

By the end of April there had been 490 confirmed cases of which 329 were still active, and 26 deaths. By the end of May there had been 1,265 confirmed cases of which 472 were still active, and 77 deaths. By the end of June there had been 2,181 confirmed cases of which 591 were still active, and 116 deaths.

There were 354 confirmed cases in July, bringing the total number to 2,535 of which 474 were still active at the end of the month. The death toll rose by eight to 124.

There were 2,640 confirmed cases, 528 active cases, 1,987 recoveries, and 125 deaths as of 16 August. On 18 August, elements of the Malian Armed Forces began a mutiny. Protests in Mali had been ongoing since 5 June, with protesters calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Protesters were displeased with the management of the ongoing insurgency, alleged government corruption, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and a floundering economy. Eleven deaths and 124 injuries were reported during the protests.

During the mutiny, soldiers on pick-up trucks stormed the Soundiata military base in the town of Kati, where gunfire was exchanged before weapons were distributed from the armory and senior officers arrested. Tanks and armored vehicles were seen on the town’s streets, as well as military trucks heading for the capital, Bamako. The soldiers detained several government officials including the President who resigned and dissolved the government. This was the country’s second coup in less than 10 years, following the 2012 coup d’état.

During the month of August, there were 241 confirmed cases, raising the total number to 2,776. The death toll rose to 126. There were 481 active cases at the end of the month.

Former President Keïta left the country in September for medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates. Keïta, 75 years old, was originally hospitalized in the capital a few days before leaving.

Experts chosen by Mali’s new military chieftains have proposed a two-year interim government led by a president chosen by them, despite calls by Mali’s neighbors for elections within a year. They suggest that the soldiers behind the coup nominate the interim president and vice president and propose the interim president choose the prime minister. Under the draft, the president would be from the civil or military sectors. The nominee must be between the ages of 35 and 75 and would not be allowed to run for election at the end of the transition. Right after the coup, military leaders promised to reinstate a civilian government and hold elections within a relatively short timeframe.

As of September 12, there were 2,916 confirmed cases, 512 active cases, 2,276 recoveries, and 128 deaths. On that date, the National Committee for the Salvation of the People agreed to an 18-month political transition to civilian rule.

On 21 September 2020 Bah Ndaw was named interim president by a group of 17 electors, with Goïta being appointed vice president. The government is supposed to preside over an interim period of 18 months. A spokesperson for political-religious leader Mahmoud Dicko praised his nomination as president. Leaders of the M5-RFP, active since the 2020 Malian protests, also signaled support. On 25 September the government was inaugurated.

During the rest of September there were 185 more cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,101. Three more deaths brought the death toll to 131. The number of recovered patients increased to 2,443, leaving 527 active cases at the end of the month.

There were 453 new cases in October, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,554. The death toll rose to 136. The number of recovered patients increased to 2,753, leaving 665 active cases at the end of the month.

There were 1,156 new cases in November, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,710. The death toll rose to 156. The number of recovered patients increased to 3,206, leaving 1,348 active cases at the end of the month.

The Government of Mali has announced that as of 27 December 2020, there were 6,629 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 253 deaths and 4,421 recoveries.

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Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-12-01
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Se-tenant
Printing: Offset lithography
Denominations: 50F, 200F, 500F, 1000F, 2000F
Description: Printed in panes containing two se-tenant horizontal strips of five

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Issued on: 2020-12-01
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Mini Sheet
Printing: Offset lithography
Denominations: 50F, 200F, 500F, 1000F

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Issued on: 2020-12-01
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Souvenir Sheet
Printing: Offset lithography
Denomination: 2,000F

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