COVID-19: Timor-Leste records 52 new local cases

COVID-19: Timor-Leste records 52 new local cases

DILI, april 5, 2021 (TATOLI) – The Integrated Crisis Management Center (CIGC) reports 52 new cases of covid-19 between April 4 and 5 in the municipality of Dili with 27 recoveries bring the country total active cases to 472.

The Coordinator of the CIGC, Rui de Araújo, said that the 52 cases today including one from Ataúro, the contact of the previous case in Atauro.

Of the new cases reported today, 31 are men and 21 are women. Two have symptoms and the rest are asymptomatic.

“Even after the floods, the National Laboratory continued to be functioning and performing 688 sample tests within two days, of the number 279 following requests for authorization to leave the Dili municipality,” Araújo said in a statement.

According to the coordinator, 167 requests for authorization to leave the Municipality of Dili were submitted yesterday, but 24 did not meet the requirements set out in the Government’s resolution.

Meanwhile Baucau registered the highest number of cases in municipality which is 26. The numbers in this municipality have caused alarm as it was under lockdown for many days and only emergency vehicles movement in and out of the province was permitted.

Covalima has also recorded 20 positive cases, bringing the municipality total to 20.

Viqueque 11, Ermera two cases, While Lospalos and Oé-Cusse registered the lowest number of cases in the past few days with just one positive cases in Lospalos and one in Oé-Cusse.

The CIGC also reiterated its appeal to the entire populations in Dili, Baucau and Viqueque as well as other municipalities maintain to remain calm and ensure that they comply with covid-19 protocol, by washing their hands with soap, check their temperature and maintain physical distance.


Journalist: Maria Auxiliadora

 Editor: Zezito Silva


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