Eritrea records highest daily increase as 24 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Eritrea has risen to 65 after the Red sea nation recorded 24 new cases of COVID-19 within a 24 hours period, the Eritrea Ministry of Health (MoH) reported on Sunday morning.

This is so far the highest daily increase in the Red sea country.

“24 patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time at Adibara quarantine center, Gash Barka region, Forto Sawa sub-zone.”

“In the past two months, 1,370 nationals who returned home through irregular land routes from Sudan were quarantined in Adibara. Out of these, 117 individuals were released from due processes while 1,253 persons still remain quarantined in the center,” the Eritrea Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The ministry also said 7,158 Eritrean nationals had returned home through land and sea routes from neighboring countries in the past two months, with 3,153 still remaining in 47 quarantine centers throughout the country.

The ministry further said 39 of Eritrea’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have recovered fully and have been released from hospital, while the remaining 26 are receiving the necessary medical treatment.

Eritrea confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 21.

Since then, Eritrea has implemented a series of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Red sea nation.

These include a nationwide lockdown, ban on all non-essential local and international flights as well as banning all trading activities and transactions during the lockdown period