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Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Victory Speaks ‘to the strengths of people’, says civil society

Saturday, 16 May 2020 17:32 Written by

DILI:Timor-Leste’s security watchdog described the nation’s containment of the coronavirus as testament to the government’s “decisive action” and the “strength and resilience of our people” in a statement published on Friday, but warned future curtailment efforts must “soften the economic blow” to citizens.

Friday marked nearly three weeks since a new COVID-19 case was confirmed in the country.

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COVID-19: Timor-Leste Reports Full Recovery of Infected Patients

Friday, 15 May 2020 17:30 Written by

Dili: Timor-Leste health authorities reported full recovery of the 24 confirmed COVID-19 patients on Friday, with no new positives cases.

The risk of COVID-19 infections is controllable if the country can keep its borders closed and people maintain social distancing and strict hygiene practices, Dr Sergio Lobo, spokesperson for the Integrated Crises Management Centre’s  (CIGC) said.

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COVID-19: Health Officials Urge Police to Step-Up Border Control

Thursday, 14 May 2020 17:06 Written by

DILI:Health officials have called on Timor-Leste’s police and military to step-up surveillance of the country’s borders, after four Timorese citizens were found to have crossed into the country illegally on Tuesday.

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