The first phase of extensive and random testing of 4,659 households in various sections of the capital Asmara completed; the overall result is encouraging.
The first phase of the random community testing result shows out of the 4,659 tested households, only one household (husband and wife) confirmed COVID-19 positive.
HIGH-LEVEL COVID-19 TASK FORCE
In its last month, the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 announced that the GOE has “decided for the launching of random and extensive testing to gauge the spread of COVID-19 in the country in a comprehensive and more reliable manner”. statement of 16 May Continue reading COVID-19 Tests: Two New Cases in Asmara
The first phase of tests will be carried out in several sections of Asmara from Sunday, 17th May onwards. Towns and villages in border areas, as well as front-line health workers and other relevant institutions, will also be part and parcel of this first phase testing.
Eritrea to launch random and extensive community testing to better track the spread of COVID-19 in the country in a comprehensive and more reliable manner.
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COVID -19 continues to spread at an alarming rate globally since the first outbreak of the disease in December last year. To date, the pandemic has engulfed more than 200 counties and territories infecting more than 4.6 million people and claiming more than 300,000 lives. Continue reading Eritrea to Conduct Random Community Testing for COVID-19
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