COVID-19 pandemic in Eritrea
|COVID-19 pandemic in Eritrea|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||21 March 2020 – 15 May 2020|
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 9 April, Eritrea recorded two new cases, two Eritreans aged 30 and 62, both of whom had returned to the country before the flight ban, thus bringing the country's total infections to 33.
On 15 May, the Eritrean Health Ministry confirmed that the 39th and final case of COVID-19 in the country has fully recovered.
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.
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