COVID-19 pandemic in Equatorial Guinea

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COVID-19 pandemic in Equatorial Guinea
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationEquatorial Guinea
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseMalabo
Arrival date14 March 2020
(7 months and 1 day)
Confirmed cases522 (as of 14 May)[1]
Recovered13 (as of 14 May)
Deaths
6 (as of 14 May)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Equatorial Guinea on 14 March 2020.[2]

Equatorial Guinea has a weak healthcare system.[3]

The country's first case was announced on 14 March, a 42-year-old woman in Malabo, who returned to Equatorial Guinea from Madrid.[4]

As of March 24, there were 9 cases in the country, all imported. There were no confirmed cases of community spread in the country at the time.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Noticias de Guinea Ecuatorial , África y el mundo en AhoraEG". AhoraEG (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  2. "Equatorial Guinea announces first coronavirus case". Deccan Herald. 14 March 2020. Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. Hoff, Madison. "Here are the 24 countries that are least ready for a pandemic". Business Insider. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  4. "Equatorial Guinea announces first coronavirus case". Deccan Herald. 14 March 2020. Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. AfricaNews (2020-03-24). "Africa – Outbreak Brief #10: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic". Africanews. Retrieved 2020-03-24.