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Integrated Crisis Management Centre’s (CIGC) spokesperson Dr Odete Viegas. Integrated Crisis Management Centre’s (CIGC) spokesperson Dr Odete Viegas.

Timor-Leste Praises Public’s Pandemic Response in World Health Organisation Message Featured

DILI:The Integrated Crisis Management Centre’s (CIGC) spokesperson Dr Odete Viegas praised the public’s coronavirus response and called its collaboration “key” to Timor-Leste’s low infection rate, in a briefing after the World Health Organisation local representatives meeting in Dili on Tuesday.

People working together – following strict regulations on movement and hygiene practices – Dr Viegas said, showed the world how rapid and coordinated response can curb spread of the respiratory virus

Timor-Leste has not registered a single new COVID-19 infection for over three weeks, and all 24 patients have recovered.

The nation went into a strict state of emergency in March, closing its borders, setting movement curfews and enforcing a stringent quarantine model for people entering the country.

Since 6 March, some 1533 people have been tested in the government’s nation-wide surveillance program and 2250 people have completed mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Globally, there have been nearly 4.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 323,000 people have died, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Almost 1.7 million people have recovered.

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