101 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Eritrea

(Last updated on June 18, 2020)

Twenty four patients (24) were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today
(18 June update) A total of 101 nationals who returned from Sudan and Ethiopia diagnosed positive for COVID-19. The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date now risen to 141 of which 103 are active cases while 39 have recovered and released from hospital.

BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Twenty four patients (24) were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time at Adibara Quarantine Center – Gash Barka Region, Forto Sawa Sub-zone.

In the past two months, 1370 nationals who returned home through irregular land routes from the Sudan were quarantined in Adibara.

Out of these, 117 individuals were released after due processes while 1253 persons still remain quarantined in the Center.



Although the movement of peoples remains banned in the region as a whole, 7158 nationals have returned home through land and sea routes from Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti as well as Yemen in the past two months.

A total of 3,135 persons still remain in 47 quarantine centers throughout the country.

In addition to the ongoing random testing, all individuals have to undergo, as a normative procedure, testing prior to their release from the quarantine centers.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county to-date has now risen to 65, of which 39 have recovered fully and were released from hospital in the past while the remaining 26 are receiving necessary medical treatment.

Ministry of Health
Asmara
13 June 2020




Announcement from the Ministry of Health #2

(SHABAIT14 June 2020) – Thirty-one (31) additional patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time at Adibara and Molqi Quarantine Centers in Gash Barka Region.

30 of these are nationals who returned from the Sudan and who were quarantined at Adibara while one patient is a national who returned from Ethiopia and was quarantined at Molqi.

As underlined in the announcement yesterday [above], 7,158 nationals have returned home through irregular land and sea routes from Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti as well as Yemen in the past two months despite the overall ban on people’s movements in the region as a whole. 3,135 persons still remain in 47 quarantine centers throughout the country.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county to-date has now risen to 96.

39 of these have recovered fully and were released from hospital in the past while the remaining 57 are receiving necessary medical treatment.

Ministry of Health
Asmara
14 June 2020




Announcement from the Ministry of Health #3

(SHABAIT – 15 June 2020) – Thirteen (13) additional patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time at Adibara; Gash Barka Region.

All the patients are Eritrean nationals who returned from the Sudan in recent weeks.

As pointed out in the announcements of last week [see above], 7764 nationals have returned home to-date through irregular land and sea routes from Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti as well as Yemen despite the overall ban on people’s movements in the region as a whole.

Out of this aggregate number, 4,359 persons were duly released from the respective quarantine centers after completion of the rigorous process in force while 3,405 persons still remain in 47 centers throughout the country.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county to-date has now risen to 109.

39 of these have recovered fully and were released from hospital in the past while the remaining 70 are receiving necessary medical treatment.

Ministry of Health
Asmara
15 June 2020




Announcement from the Ministry of Health #4

(SHABAIT– 16 June 2020) – Eleven (11) additional patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for nationals who returned home from the Sudan recently and who have completed their quarantine time at Adibara; Gash Barka Region.

In addition, one person who returned from Ethiopia to Asmara was diagnosed positive for COVID-19.

As underlined in previous announcements, the number of our nationals returning home through irregular land and sea routes from neighboring countries continues to grow despite the ban on people’s movements in the region as a whole.

As it happens, 7,765 nationals have returned home in the past couple of months. Out of these, 3,406 still remain in quarantine in 47 centers while the rest were periodically released on completion of standard quarantine processes.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county to-date has now risen to 121.

39 of these have recovered fully and were released from hospital in the past while the remaining 82 are receiving necessary medical treatment.

Ministry of Health
Asmara
16 June 2020




Announcement from the Ministry of Health #5

(SHABAIT – 17 June 2020) – Ten (10) patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time in the environs of Om-Hajer and Ali-Gidir; Gash Barka Region.

All the patients are Eritrean nationals who returned from the Sudan in recent weeks.

As pointed out in announcements in these past days, 7764 nationals have returned home to-date through irregular land and sea routes from Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti as well as Yemen despite the overall ban on people’s movements in the region as a whole.

Out of this aggregate number, 4,359 persons were duly released from the respective quarantine centers after completion of the rigorous process in force while 3,405 persons still remain in 47 centers throughout the country.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county to-date has now risen to 131.

39 of these have recovered fully and were released from hospital in the past while the remaining 92 are receiving necessary medical treatment.

Ministry of Health
Asmara
17 June 2020




Announcement from the Ministry of Health #6

(SHABAIT – 18 June) Eleven (11) patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time in the environs of Om-Hajer, Goluj, Ali-Gidir and Ghirmaika; Gash Barka Region.

All the patients are Eritrean nationals who returned from the Sudan in recent weeks.

In spite of the ban on people’s movements in the region as a whole, the influx of our nationals to the country from Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, and Yemen through irregular land and sea routes continues to-date.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county has now risen to 142.

39 of these have recovered fully and were released from hospital in the past while the remaining 103 are receiving necessary medical treatment.

Ministry of Health
Asmara
18 June 2020