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COVID-19 update: 11 covid-19 positive cases so far today in Timor-Leste

COVID-19 update: 11 covid-19 positive cases so far today in Timor-Leste

DILI, 30 march, 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste today reported 11 new local COVID-19 cases and 13 recoveries, the country’s CIGC said in a statement.

The Coordinator of CIGC, Rui de Araújo said, there are 49 outbreaks recorded shortly after the authority identified additional covid cases in 20 Setembro, Terra Santa village. , Among the 11 are seven men and the rest are women. All are asymptomatic.

“Following the spread evolution in every clusters of two weeks ago, the joint team from the Ministry of Health declares, the 11 clusters are no longer active because the Authority have not been registered any new cases since march 14,” Rui de Araújo said.

Likewise, the results of the contacts close to the active cases in the Terra Santa and 20 Setembro village were negatives.

Thus, Araújo said, there are 43 outbreaks remaining in Dili.

Araújo said, since yesterday the national laboratory has been performing 497 tests, of the number 196 were taking the tests to get the authorization letter for municipalities.

“The total number of requests for authorization to leave and enter the Dili Municipality since yesterday is 110. The CIGC was immediately responded to everyone, but 33 out of 110 did not meet the requirements underlined in the Government’s resolution,” he said.

Of the new cases brings the  total active cases in Timor-Leste up to 322, including 26 from Baucau, there are 26, Covalima 19, Viqueque ten, in Lautém one and in the Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse and Ambeno (RAEOA) one case.

 Journalist: Maria Auxiliadora

Editor: Zezito Silva

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