All 24 patients confirmed to have contracted the virus have now recovered, authorities confirmed this afternoon (Image/file)

DILI, 15 May 2020 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste has no active cases of COVID-19 for the first time since its first confirmed case on March 21, health authorities said.

The Integrated Crisis Management Centre (CIGC) confirmed today a 24th patient has recovered from the virus.

A further four people, who returned “inconclusive” results, had been receiving treament at the Vera Cruz Isolation Centre.

However, CIGC spokesman Sérgio Lobo confirmed that those patients have also recovered.

“We have no active cases and there is no one in isolation,” he said.

The patients – mostly young students – had only mild symptoms of the virus.

Timor-Leste has not registered a new case since April 24, despite testing a further 764 people.

Image (c) Tatoli, with data from the Ministry of Health and the CIGC.

Journalist: Robert Baird

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