2020 coronavirus pandemic in Djibouti

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Djibouti
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseDjibouti
Arrival date14 March 2020
(2 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases40

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic reached Djibouti on March 18, 2020.


Several major world powers have a military presence in Djibouti, including China, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States. The country's first confirmed case was a member of the Spanish military, and the entire unit was quarantined at the French military base in Djibouti.[1]


On 15 March, Djibouti announced that all commercial passenger flights would be suspended starting March 18.[1] Trains have also been stopped.[2]The World Health Organization has provided personal protective equipment to Djibouti.[2]



On 18 March, the first case in Djibouti was confirmed, a member of the Spanish Special Forces who arrived on 14 March for Operation Atalanta and tested positive on 17 March.[3][1][4] The infected soldier did not interact with the local population,[2] and Spain announced that the team would be repatriated.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Djibouti confirms first coronavirus case". The East African. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Djibouti joins global action to prevent COVID-19 as first case is confirmed in the country - Djibouti". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Coronavirus Update (Live) - Worldometer".
  4. ^ a b "Covid-19: Spain to repatriate command team from Djibouti after positive coronavirus test | Jane's 360". Retrieved 22 March 2020.
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