Covid-19: Eritrea conquers all cases, declares self virus-free

by Akeem Alao
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While countries across the world battle coronavirus pandemic, Eritrea has officially declared that it is virus-free after all 39 patients successfully recovered from COVID-19.

Disclosing this in a statement on Saturday May 16, 2020, the country’s Ministry of Health, stated that the 39th patient had been discharged from hospital.

“As of May 8, there were only two active cases, one of which was discharged on the 11th before today’s final recovery and discharge,” the statement reads.

Apart from Eritrea, there are other African countries that have not recorded deaths as of May 15. These countries include Madagascar, Central Africa Republic, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Lesotho, Rwanda and Uganda.

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