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101 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Eritrea

(Last updated on June 18, 2020)

(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.


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. Continue reading 101 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Eritrea

The Resilient People of Eritrea Will Overcome COVID-19

Eritreans will win over coronavirus because, for them, it is like any other fight that they had fought and won in the past.


The people of Eritrea have been through life-changing events many times over. In 1941, after Britain won over the Italian army and controlled Eritrea, the brutal British Military Administration made Eritreans suffer. The British shut down the livelihood of the people and tried to starve Eritreans into submission. Continue reading The Resilient People of Eritrea Will Overcome COVID-19

Eritrea’s Stay-at-Home Order Extended

“Taking into account the gravity of the looming danger, the gov’t has no option other than the strict implementation of the preventive strategy for stopping and curtailing the spread of the pandemic.”

The government issued a Stay-at-Home Guidelines on April 1 and was effective for three weeks to ensure effective implementation of the central COVID-19 preventive strategy mapped out to prevent the spread. That order is now extended until further notice.


As it will be recalled, the Government of Eritrea (GOE) issued, on April 1st this month, the “Stay-at-Home” Guidelines to supplement and bolster previous measures. The Guidelines were effective for three weeks from the 2nd until 22nd April. Rigorous enforcement measures were subsequently put in place and pursued with the requisite effectiveness. Continue reading Eritrea’s Stay-at-Home Order Extended

World Risks ‘Biblical’ Famines Due to Pandemic

“Even before the pandemic hit, parts of East Africa was already facing severe food shortages caused by drought and the worst locust infestations for decades”

The UN warns widespread famines “of biblical proportions” to be caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


The world is at risk of widespread famines “of biblical proportions” caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN has warned. David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme (WFP), said urgent action was needed to avoid a catastrophe. Continue reading World Risks ‘Biblical’ Famines Due to Pandemic