2020 coronavirus pandemic in Chad

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Chad
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Index caseN’Djamena
Arrival date19 March 2020
(2 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases7

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Chad in March 2020.



On 19 March, Chadian authorities reported their first case, a Moroccan passenger who flew from Douala.[1]

On 26 March,three cases already reported, two other positive cases, It is a 48-year-old Chadian and a 55-year-old Cameroonian passenger on the Ethiopian Airlines flight of March 17, 2020 from Dubai and Brussels respectively via Addis Ababa. [2]


As a preventive measure, the government had cancelled all flights into the country, except for cargo flights.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Chad confirms first case of coronavirus: government statement". Reuters. 19 March 2020. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  2. ^ Alwihda, Info. "Coronavirus : Le Tchad annonce deux nouveaux cas". Alwihda Info - Actualités TCHAD, Afrique, International (in French). Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Coronavirus-free Chad shuts borders, airports". The Cable. 17 March 2020. Archived from the original on 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Chad to close airports over coronavirus fears". Medical Xpress. 16 March 2020. Archived from the original on 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
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