Djibouti's COVID-19 confirmed cases reach 18

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-29 22:21:47|Editor: xuxin
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ADDIS ABABA, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The Djibouti Ministry of Health on Sunday disclosed the number of COVID-19 cases in the horn of Africa country has reached 18.

The Djibouti Ministry of Health said it had in recent days performed 195 tests, out of which four were confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected people to 18.

"The clinical status of the 18 COVID-19 infected people remains stable and satisfactory," according to a statement issued by the ministry.

"In addition, 41 people are under medical surveillance, pending the results of their COVID-19 tests," said the statement from the Djibouti Ministry of Health.

The ministry urged all those who live in Djibouti to follow the World Health Organization mandated health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"Wash your hands with soap very regularly, respect a social distance of at least one meter and disinfect the surfaces of regular contact," said the statement from the Djibouti Ministry of Health.

Djibouti confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 18.

Djibouti, which lies on a key location connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, hosts a number of foreign military bases and is the main sea outlet for landlocked Ethiopia.