2020 coronavirus pandemic in New Caledonia

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the French overseas collectivity of New Caledonia in March 2020.

2020 coronavirus pandemic in New Caledonia
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationNew Caledonia
Index caseNouméa
Arrival date18 March 2020
(2 weeks and 5 days ago)
Confirmed cases18
Recovered0
Deaths
0

TimelineEdit

COVID-19 cases in New Caledonia  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
2020-03-18
2(n.a.)
2020-03-21
4(+100%)
2020-03-25
14(+250%)
2020-03-27
15(+7%)
2020-04-03
18(+20%)
Sources:

On 17 March, President Thierry Santa has announced plans to suspend all flights into the territory as a precautionary measure, with all visitors to self-quarantine, with non-compliance to be punished with a fine.[1]

On 18 March, the first two cases in New Caledonia were confirmed.[2]

Out of forty tests carried out on 21 March, two cases were confirmed, bringing the total number to 4.[3]

On 25 March, four new cases were reported, bringing the total to fourteen.[4]

On 27 March, one new case was reported. The case was imported and brought the collectivity's total to fifteen.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coronavirus: Sweeping restrictions introduced across the Pacific". RNZ. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Coronavirus Update (Live) - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info.
  3. ^ "Deux nouveaux cas de coronavirus en Nouvelle-Calédonie". Nouvelle-Calédonie la 1ère (in French). Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ "COVID-19: Ninth case in New Caledonia confirmed". Radio New Zealand. 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. ^ "New Caledonia's Covid-19 tally rises to 15". RNZ. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.