COVID-19 pandemic in East Timor

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COVID-19 pandemic in East Timor
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationEast Timor
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseFrom abroad
Arrival date21 March 2020
(2 years, 7 months, 3 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases30
Government website

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

On 10 February entry for non-nationals who had visited China within the past 4 weeks was restricted. Those who had visited Hubei were banned, while those who had visited other areas of China could enter with a valid medical certificate.[1]

On 21 February students who had been studying in Wuhan arrived in East Timor following a period of quarantine in New Zealand.[2]

On 19 March, East Timor closed its borders with Indonesia.[3]

On 21 March, East Timor confirmed its first imported COVID-19 case.[4] The place where it started is unknown.

On 6 April, Parliament approved urgent measures to deal with the pandemic.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Timor-Leste: Entry restrictions imposed for non-nationals as of February 8 amid coronavirus outbreak". Garda World. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. "Coronavirus outbreak sparks global health emergency". ABC News. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  3. "East Timor imposes month-long coronavirus lockdown". 19 March 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  4. "East Timor Confirms First Case of Coronavirus: Health Ministry". The New York Times. Reuters. 2020-03-21. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  5. "East Timor: Parliament approves urgent measures to respond to Covid-19 crisis". Macau Business. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.