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|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Kosovo|
Map of municipalities with confirmed (red) coronavirus cases (as of 30 March)
|Arrival date||13 March 2020|
(2 weeks and 6 days)
On 13 March, the first two cases were confirmed, a 77-year-old man from Viti and an Italian woman in her early 20s, who worked in Klinë with Caritas Kosova. The Government of Kosovo decided to quarantine and block the entrances and exits of these two cities.
On 14 March, the third case was confirmed, a family member of the 77-year-old from Viti tested positive for coronavirus. On the same day, two other new cases were confirmed, a 42-year-old man from Vitia and a 37-year-old woman from Malishevë. After the first case emerged in Malishevë, the Prime Minister Albin Kurti decided to quarantine the municipality.
On 15 March, four new cases of coronavirus are confirmed, three from Malishevë and one from the village Dumnica of Podujevë. After the new cases emerged, the Ministry of Health requested that the Government of Kosovo declare a state of public health emergency.
On 16 March, four close family members of the 77-year-old patient from Viti had been tested positive for coronavirus. Two additional cases of coronavirus were confirmed that day, a couple who flew from London to Prishtinë; a male and a female, both 26-years-old from Prizren and Obiliq respectively.
On 17 March, a new case was confirmed. A 39-year-old woman from Kosovo's capital, Prishtinë, who had come from London to Prishtinë one day prior was tested positive for coronavirus. Another three new cases of coronavirus were confirmed that same day, when a family member of an infected person from village Dumnica of Podujevë and a man together with his wife who flew from Düsseldorf were tested positive for coronavirus.
On 18 March, a new case was confirmed. A 55-year-old woman from Podujevë tested positive for coronavirus. The evening of that day marked the first coronavirus case free evening since 13 March.
In night of 19 March, a new case was confirmed. A 46-year-old man from the village Janjevo of Lipjan, who had previously flown from Berlin to Prishtinë eight days prior tested positive for coronavirus.
On 20 March, a new case was confirmed. A 67-year-old man from the village Vlaški Drenovac of Malishevë tested positive for coronavirus. Two additional cases of coronavirus were confirmed on the night of that date. A 53-year-old woman from Suharekë and a 43-year-old man from Gjakovë tested positive for coronavirus, both contacts of previously confirmed cases and the number of positive cases rose to 24.
On 21 March, four new cases of coronavirus were confirmed. A 32-year-old man from the village Bibaj of Ferizaj, who had come from Germany tested positive for coronavirus, while three other cases are contact cases; three women aged 29 and 50 from Prishtinë and one aged 40 from Gjakova. Another two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on the night of same day, a 20-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman from Gjilan had been tested positive for coronavirus.
In the early hours of 22 March, a new case was confirmed. A 31-year-old man from the village Senik of Malishevë tested positive for coronavirus. On the same day the first death from coronavirus was confirmed. An 82-year-old man from village Dumnica of Podujevë is the first victim from the pandemic, he had contracted the virus through contact with his son and daughter. Prior to the infection, the victim suffered from cardiac and chronic lung disease and on the sixth day of the infection he had signs of pulmonary infiltration and massive pneumonia on the left side. Another two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed that same day, a 50-year-old woman from the village Vrapçiç of Gjilan and a 53-year-old man from the village Domanek of Malishevë tested positive for coronavirus.
On 23 March, two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed, a 44-year-old man from village Petrovo of Shtime, marking the first case for this municipality and a 39-year-old woman from Kosovo's capital, Prishtinë was tested positive with coronavirus. Meanwhile, in the evening unfortunately even 26 cases were confirmed, 14 cases from Malishevë, 11 close members of the same family from village Vrapčič of Gjilan, 10 members of the same family got infected from another member who flew from Germany and one case from municipality of Gjakova and the number of positive cases rose to 61.
On 24 March, the decision taken one day before from Government of Kosovo for stopping the movement of people and vehicles for the following days came into force, the decision provides stopping the movement, except emergency cases from 10:00–16:00 and 20:00–06:00. While in the evening, two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed, a 25-year-old woman from the village Vrapčič of Gjilan and a 73-year-old woman from village Studime e Ulët of Vushtri, who had come days before from Norway, marking the first case for this municipality was tested positive with coronavirus.
On 25 March, eight new cases of coronavirus were confirmed, four cases were confirmed from the village Domanek of Malishevë, three cases from Kosovo's capital, Prishtinë and one case from village Studime e Ulët of Vushtri. All cases was as a result of contact with people that tested positive days before on these villages and municipalities and the number of infected people rose to 71.
On 26 March is marked the first recovery case, the son of the first victim of coronavirus was result negative in the second test. A few minutes later, four cases were confirmed from the village Studime e Ulët of Vushtri, three cases from Kosovo's capital, Prishtinë and one case from village Llugaxhi of Peć was tested positive with coronavirus, but the night of same day comes to an end with seven new cases from Malishevë was tested positive with coronavirus and the number of infected people rose to 86.
On 28 March, two new cases were confirmed. Both of them contact cases, one from Podujevë and the other one from Prishtinë. On a second row of testings from the same date, another new case was confirmed positive. A contact case from Prishtinë.
On 31 March, two new cases and a recovering case were confirmed, one from Gjakovë and one from Prishtinë bringing the total to 108. The recovering case was the 77-year-old from Vitina who tested negative for the coronavirus.
On 1 April, thirteen new cases and four recovering case were confirmed, eleven from Topanicë, one from Prishtinë and one from Gjakovë bringing the total to 125. The recovering cases were reported to be unknown.
On 18 March, The interior minister, Agim Veliu was sacked due to his support for declaring a state of emergency to handle the coronavirus pandemic which would have given power to the Kosovo Security Council chaired by President of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi. On the night of 25 March, the Kurti cabinet was overthrown by a no-confidence motion initiated in assembly by the ruling partner.
As of 2 April 2020, a total of 1,500 people have been tested in Kosovo for COVID-19.
Kujtojmë, që përveç këtij të moshuari është edhe një vajzë 20 vjeçare me shtëtësi italiane, që ka punuar në Klinë, në Caritas Kosova