COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Number of cases by Province.      ≥ 10 000     1 000 à 9 999     500 à 999     100 à 499     10 à 99     1 à 9     0
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationDemocratic Republic of the Congo
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseKinshasa
Arrival date10 March 2020
(7 months and 5 days)
Confirmed cases604 (as of 1 May)[1]
Recovered75 (as of 1 May)
32 (as of 1 May)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 10 March 2020. The first few confirmed cases were all outside arrivals.[2]

Response[change | change source]

Schools, bars, restaurants, and places of worship were closed. On 19 March, President Félix Tshisekedi announced flight suspensions.[3] On 24 March, he announced a state of emergency and closed the borders.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Covid-19: Bulletin n ° 39 du Vendredi 01 Mai 2020". Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  2. "DRC health minister announces fourth case of coronavirus in". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  3. "Democratic Republic of Congo sees 1st coronavirus death". Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  4. Bonnerot, Clément (25 March 2020). "DR Congo president imposes state of emergency to contain coronavirus outbreak". France 24. Retrieved 25 March 2020.