Update on status of preparedness and readiness for COVID-19 prevention and control

Hon. Min .Ms Amina  Nuhussien and higher officials of MoH Conducting Coordination meeting  and assessment of the COVID-19 preparedness  and readiness activities on 9th March 2020

 

  • To-date, there is one confirmed cases of COVID-19 from Eritrea are officially reported.
  • Eritrea Preparedness and developed 
  • Fever Screening equipment (Flir thermal imaging camera) installed at the Asmara international airport 
  • Eritrea started  PCR testing  for COVID-19 confirmation
  • IPC materials procured and distributed to the designated hospitals and other relevant sections
  • Training on PCR for Lab technicians conducted
  • Place of Isolation  and treatment  of COVID-19 patients designated  

 

Surveillance Updates: 

Alerts received……………………………………..…      0

Total suspected cases tested on 12th  March   10

Total confirmed cases……………………………..…   0

 

Dr Tsigereda, Director of the quarantine unit and Dr. Martins Ovberedjo facilitating session on COVID-19  with nurses and care team on  prevention measures.