CIGC records eleven infections of covid-19 in Dili

CIGC  records eleven infections of covid-19 in Dili

DILI, march 11, 2021 (TATOLI) – The Integrated Crisis Management Center (CIGC) recorded today 11 additional new cases of covid-19 in Dili, increasing the number of infections in Timor-Leste to 76.

The CIGC Coordinator, Rui Araújo, said that the new cases were identified through the screening tests that has been performed since yesterday to locate the contacts of the infected.

Araújo explained that a new case comes from the 04 Septembru village, Tasi-Tolu, and the infection is generated from an infected person from the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).

Another four cases of Bairro Pité, are related to the one identified in the Ministry of Finance (MF). Also, the other four new cases have recently identified are the four health professionals who participated in the Training of Obstetrics and Neonatal Care (EMONC, in English), they had been having contacted with an infected employee of this hospital. The remaining two cases are the results taking from the sentinel surveillance at the Health Center of Bairro Formosa, one positive was identified in the village of Materestu, Vila Verde and the other in Fatuhada.

“The authority in Díli has recorded 47 positive cases since march 7,” said Rui Araújo, at the Díli Convention Center.

The coordinator also mentioned that, in Dili, the 47 active infections are divided into 14 divisions, six cases  from BTN II, Terra Santa village, three from Golgota village, two from Lurumata, two from 04 de Setembro village,Comoro, three from the Fomento village, another three from the 05 village of Fatuhada, two from Bebonuk, one from the Delta, four from the Frekat village Bairu Pite, three from the Ministry of Finance, nine from SEFOPE, two from the MTC, five from the Guido Valadares National Hospital and two from Bairro Formosa.

The 14 outbreaks in Dili are generated from three state institutions, one from the event, six were generated from the administrative posts of Dom Aleixo and Vera Cruz.

“The positive case identified in the National Hospital of Guido Valadares (HNGV) has not yet been presented any contagion within the Hospital. Everyone who had the contact with the infected person have taken the tests and are under the quarantine,” he said.

He added that the infections in the pediatrics and maternity unit was imported and, so far, it has not spread to other units within the HNGV.

The CIGC calls on the entire population in Dili to remain isolated and follow the rules imposed by the Government to allow the frontline team to focus on their job.


Journalist: Felicidade Ximenes

Editor: Cipriano Colo


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