COVID-19 pandemic in Equatorial Guinea
|COVID-19 pandemic in Equatorial Guinea|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China|
|Arrival date||14 March 2020|
(2 months and 2 weeks)
|Confirmed cases||903 (as of 21 May)|
|Active cases||871 (as of 21 May)|
|Recovered||22 (as of 21 May)|
|10 (as of 21 May)|
On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.
On 22 March, the country declared a state of alarm, which was needed to facilitate the mobilization of economic and material resources needed to stem the spread of coronavirus. A special emergency fund was also created to curb the virus.
As of 24 March, there were nine cases in the country, all imported. There were no confirmed cases of community spread in the country at the time.
The Africa Oil & Investment Forum was postponed.
The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons waived fees for service companies in order to alleviate the economic fallout from the pandemic.
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