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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Eritrea

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Eritrea
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationEritrea
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseAsmara
Arrival date21 March 2020
(1 week and 5 days)
Confirmed cases22[1]
Recovered0
Deaths
0

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

Timeline

March

On 21 March, the first case in Eritrea was confirmed, an Eritrean national arriving from Norway.[2][3]

Prevention

As a precautionary measure, the government has urged people not to travel to or from the country, and will be quarantining any incoming travellers who have recently been in China, Italy, South Korea, or Iran.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Coronavirus Update (Live): 528,960 Cases and 23,963 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  2. ^ Obulutsa, George (21 March 2020). "Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa". National Post. Reuters. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Eritrea Confirms First Coronavirus Case, in Arrival From Norway". The New York Times. 21 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Coronavirus-free Eritrea bans all internal, external travel". AfricanNews. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
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