COVID-19 pandemic in Chad

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COVID-19 pandemic in Chad
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationChad
Index caseN’Djamena
Arrival date19 March 2020
(4 months and 3 days)
Confirmed cases372 (as of 13 May)[1][2]
Active cases252 (as of 13 May)[1]
Recovered78 (as of 13 May)[1]
Deaths
42 (as of 13 May)[1]

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

On 19 March, Chadian authorities reported their first case, a Moroccan passenger who flew from Douala.[3]

On 26 March, with three cases already reported, Chadian authorities reported two additional positive cases. The cases were a 48-year-old Chadian and a 55-year-old Cameroonian passenger on a 17 March Ethiopian Airlines flight from Dubai and Brussels, respectively, through Addis Ababa.

On 30 March, two more cases of COVID-19 were reported, a Chadian citizen from Douala and a Swiss citizen from Brussels.[4]

On 6 April, Chad recorded its first case of local contamination, a 31-year-old Chadian who was in contact with another Chadian who had diagnosed positive.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Coronavirus in Africa tracker". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. "Ministère de la Santé Publique du Tchad". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  3. "Chad confirms first case of coronavirus: government statement". Reuters. 19 March 2020. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. Alwihda, Info. "Tchad - COVID-19 : un tchadien et un suisse testés positifs". Alwihda Info - Actualités TCHAD, Afrique, International (in French). Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  5. "Covid-19 : les autorités sanitaires confirment le 10e cas". Journal du Tchad (in French). Retrieved 2020-04-11.