Senegalese President Macky Sall has announced the re-opening of mosques and churches and the easing of other restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus, even as the largest one-day jump in cases was recorded on Monday.
Sall ordered places of worship closed in March and imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew.
Since then, the daily pace of new cases has picked up, 177 on Monday from a previous high of 104, with increasing community transmission in hotspots such as the holy city of Touba.
Senegal has recorded 1,886 coronavirus cases in total, including 19 deaths.
But now the President says restrictions would be eased.