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.
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.
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.