2020 coronavirus pandemic in Eswatini

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Eswatini
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Arrival date14 March 2020
(2 weeks and 5 days)
Confirmed cases9

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


On 14 March, the country's first case of COVID-19 was confirmed . A 33-year-old woman, who returned from the United States at the end of February and then travelled to Lesotho before returning home to Eswatini, is currently in isolation.[1] Two suspected cases were identified by 11 March 2020, the first a woman returning from Denmark (or possibly Germany[2]), and the other a woman who had hosted visitors from Germany.[3]

On 24 March 2020, the ministry of health announced a fifth confirmed case. A 52-year-old male who had traveled to the United States earlier in the same month had tested positive.[4]


  1. ^ "Eswatini in Southern Africa reports first coronavirus case". The Jerusalem Post. Reuters. 14 March 2020. Archived from the original on 14 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  2. ^ "eSwatini quarantines two suspected Covid-19 cases". 11 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Two suspected cases of the Coronavirus registered in eSwatini". Mpumalanga News. 12 March 2020. Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  4. ^ "5th Case of Coronavirus in eSwatini". Swazi Observer. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.

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