26 March 2020

East Timor confirms first case of COVID-19

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Reuters 21 March 2020 DILI: East Timor reported its first case of COVID-19, its Ministry of Health said on Saturday, adding that the case was from someone who had just returned from abroad.

The ministry said the patient posed little risk to the public, as he immediately consulted with doctors after showing symptoms of the coronavirus.

“He isolated himself immediately after contacting doctors,” the ministry said in an official Facebook post, without giving details of where the patient travelled from.

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