DILI, 11 march 2021 (TATOLI) – The Integrated Crisis Management Center (CIGC) today registered 12 more active cases of covid-19 in Dili with another two from Covalima municipality at bring the country’s total number of active cases to 65.

The Task Force Coordinator for the Prevention and Mitigation of the covid-19 in Timor-Leste, Rui Maria de Araújo, said that the surveillance team has been locating the contacts of the infected and had collected the samples from the residents who have the contact with the earlier positive patients, from the results the team detected more 12 positive cases.

Rui Araújo explained that one of the new case, detected in Bebonuk, is close to the infected person in the area concerned, eight are related to the positive case identified on the employee from State Secretariat for Vocational Training and Employment (SEFOPE), two are linked to the cases from the ministry of Finance and Transport and Communications (MTC) with one coming from the village of 04 de Setembro, in Tasi-Tolu.

Araújo also highligted the 12 division of the outbreaks from the  36 active infections  in Dili, – six from BTN II, Terra Santa village, three from Madohi village, two from Lurumata, one from 04 de Setembro village, in Comoro, three from Fomento village, three from Fatuhada , two from Bebonuk, one from Delta, three from the Ministry of Finance, nine from SEFOPE, two from MTC and one from Guido Valadares National Hospital.

Regarding the two cases of Fatumean, Rui Araújo said that the two infected ones had a viral load between 39 and 42, which means that they are already in the recovery phase.

“The number of active infections in Fatumean thus increases to 15. The joint health team continues to look for positive case contacts,” he said.

The CIGC asks the entire population in Dili to remain calm and follow the rules to allow the frontline team to do their job of locating the infected contacts.

Rui Araújo also asked the Covalima community to respect preventive measures and avoid crossing the land border, although the Government has already suspended the sanitary fence, except in Fatumean.

“I also appeal to the entire population, namely in the ten municipalities and in the RAEOA, to remain calm and comply with the covid-19 prevention measures”, he said.

Journalist: Felicidade Ximenes

Editor: Cipriano Colo

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