COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Verde

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COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Verde
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCape Verde
Arrival date20 March 2020
(1 year, 2 months, 3 weeks and 5 days)
Confirmed cases218 (as of 11 May)[1]
Active cases178 (as of 11 May)
Recovered38 (as of 11 May)
Deaths
2 (as of 11 May)
Government website
COVID 19 — Corona Vírus - Official site about COVID-19 in Cape Verde

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Cape Verde in March 2020.

On 20 March, the first case of COVID-19 in the country was confirmed, being a 62 year old foreigner from the United Kingdom.[2][3]

Since 16 March tests are being made in Cape Verde rather than abroad, by the Laboratório de Virologia de Cabo Verde, in Praia.[4]

On 17 March, as a contingency measure, Prime Minister José Ulisses Correia e Silva announced[5][6][7] the suspension of all incoming flights from the US, Brazil, Senegal, Nigeria, Portugal, and all European countries affected by the coronavirus.

References[change | change source]

  1. "COVID 19 – Corona Virus" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  2. "Cape Verde registers an Adverse Analytical Finding of First COVID-19". insp.gov.cv. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. "Coronavírus: Inglês de 62 anos é o primeiro caso confirmado em Cabo Verde". publico.pt (in Portuguese). 20 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  4. "Covid-19: Laboratório de Cabo Verde com capacidade para 300 testes diários". A Semana (in Portuguese). 16 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  5. O'Hare, Maureen & Hardingham, Tamara (17 March 2020). "Coronavirus: Which countries have travel bans?". CNN. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  6. "COVID19: Governo declara situação de contingência a nível da Proteção Civil" (in Portuguese). Governo de Cabo Verde. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  7. "Governo declara situação de contingência, a nível de Proteção Civil, por causa do Covid-19". TCV (in Portuguese). 17 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.