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Eritrea coronavirus: Expats repatriated, caseload at 251

Eritrea is one of Horn of Africa's least impacted nations.

by AfricaNews Jul 20th 2020 · 1 min read
Eritrea coronavirus: Expats repatriated, caseload at 251

Eritrea late last week (July 17) announced that a number of stranded expatriates had been evacuated to their various countries.

Information Minister Yemane Meskel posted on Twitter that 200 nationals who were stranded due to ban on flights along with 39 Italian teachers in the local school, returned to their respective countries across Europe and Canada through Charter Flight yesterday, i.e. July 16.

On the face of virus statistics, the Health Ministry issued an announcement that read as follows: “Six COVID-19 patients who had been receiving necessary medical treatment in hospitals in the Northern Red Sea Region have recovered fully and were released from these facilities today.

“This brings the number of recovered patients to 155. The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date is 251.”

last updated: 2020-07-20@11:07