Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Djibouti rises to 30

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Djibouti has risen to 30, a Djiboutian official said on Tuesday.

“On Tuesday, we got the results of 195 tests. Five came back positive,” said Salah Banoita Tourab, Djiboutian health minister, in a press statement.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic we have conducted 815 tests, out of which 30 have tested positive for COVID-19,” said the minister.

Tourab said all of the infected people are in stable condition, with the horn of African country boosting measures to stop the spread of the pandemic within its territory.

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.

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