COVID-19 pandemic in Kosovo

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COVID-19 pandemic in Kosovo
COVID-19 Outbreak Number of Cases in Kosovo by Municipalities.svg
Map of municipalities with confirmed (red) coronavirus cases (as of 19 April)
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationKosovo
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China via Italy
Index caseVitia
Arrival date13 March 2020
(4 months, 1 week and 2 days)
Confirmed cases927
Active cases227
Recovered671
Deaths
29

The COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19) arrived in Kosovo on 13 March 2020.

On 13 March, the first two cases were confirmed, a 77-year-old man from Vitina and an Italian woman in her early 20s, who worked in Klina with Caritas Kosova.[1][2]

The Government of Kosovo decided to quarantine and block the entrances and exits of these two cities.[3]

After the new cases emerged, the Ministry of Health requested that the Government of Kosovo declare a state of public health emergency.[4]

On 22 March, the first Kosovo death from the pandemic was announced.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Konfirmohet, dy raste me koronavirus në Kosovë" [Confirmed, two cases with coronavirus in Kosovo] (in Albanian). Gazeta Express. 13 March 2020.
  2. "77 vjeçari me koronavirus është nga ky fshat i Vitisë" [The 77-year-old with coronavirus is from this village of Vitia]. Korrespodenti (in Albanian). 13 March 2020. Kujtojmë, që përveç këtij të moshuari është edhe një vajzë 20 vjeçare me shtëtësi italiane, që ka punuar në Klinë, në Caritas Kosova
  3. "Vitia dhe Klina në karantinë" [Vitina and Klina quarantined] (in Albanian). RTV21. 14 March 2020.
  4. "Qeveria shpall gjendje emergjente të shëndetit publik" [The government declares a public health emergency] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 15 March 2020.