Eritrea Confirms First Coronavirus


21 Mar 2020 – (EP) Eritrea confirms tonight the first case of Coronavirus.

The patient arrived at Asmara International Airport from Norway with Fly Dubai at 7:00 a.m. this morning.

The 39-year old patient is an Eritrean national with permanent residence in Norway.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in cooperation with partners is conducting rigorous screening on passengers at the Asmara International Airport.

The patient was quarantined promptly following the screening process at the Airport and diagnosed positive for COVID-19 after subsequent tests at the National Laboratory. The patient is receiving all the necessary treatment at the moment, the MoH has stated.

The government has established a quarantine centre at Villaggio Community Hospital in Asmara.

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