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COVID-19: Health Executive Committee reveals information on new COVID Patient

COVID-19: Health Executive Committee reveals information on new COVID Patient

Press Conference at Ministry of Health (Image/Ministry of Health Media)

DILI, August 05, 2020 (TATOLI) – The Deputy General Coordinator of the Covid-19 and Health Executive Committee, Narciso Fernandes, revealed that Timor-Leste has registered a new positive case of COVID-19, the patient is a 46 years old Indonesian citizen who was immediately transferred to isolation centre in Vera Cruz, Dili after being detected by the Ministry of Health.

“The Indonesian citizen travelled from Central Java with Citilink on July 21 and arrived in Timor-Leste on July 22,” said the deputy coordinator of Covid-19 committee Narciso Fernandes.

Mr.Fernandes also said after arriving at the Dili Airpot, the surveillance team took them to fulfil the mandatory 14 days of quarantine in Tasi Tolu, together with other citizens.

When questioned about people who the patient was in contacted, Mr Fernandes said that all of them are currently in quarantine and accompanied by the Health professionals.

There are 256 people mandatory confinement and 144 are doing self-quarantine, 140 of them are in Dili and the remaining 4 in the municipalities. At this time, 2,883 have already completed the quarantine period. The total number of laboratory tests performed is 4,244 people, of whom 4,186 were negative. At this time, 2,883 have already completed the quarantine period.

The Ministry of Health has called on the entire population to remain calm and comply with the rules of social and physical distancing and keeping hygienic, and have advised avoiding large gatherings of people.

“We ask the community and authorities located in border areas to ensure the control of people entering the country illegally,” he said.

Narciso Fernandes also called for people who gather in public places, such as the market, schools and church, to maintain the preventive measures of COVID-19.

Journalist: Maria Auxiliadora

Editor: Zezito Silva/Nick Kettle

Translation: Nelia Borges

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