Prevents coronavirus The government bans citizens from 4 countries – The results of the Council of Ministers meeting on 11 March 2020 approved the draft Government Resolution, submitted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dionísio da Costa Babo Soares, for the extension of the implementation and implementation of temporary measures to prohibit and limit the entry of foreign nationals into the national territory, which has been or is in transit in the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Italy, and the Islamic Republic of Iran in the last four weeks.

Finally, members of the Council of Ministers attended a presentation by the acting Minister of Health, Élia António de Araújo dos Reis Amaral, to analyze the status of prevention and control measures for the new Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Directorate General of Health Delivery (DGPS), Ministry of Health, is monitoring the epidemiological situation under the technical guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and has worked closely with the National Health Laboratory, Guido Valadares National Hospital, the authority responsible for Port control and management Entry, as well as other support structures for the management of outbreak prevention and control measures in Timor-Leste.

The Acting Minister of Health presented activities that have been carried out since January and contingency plans that determine response rates and actions to minimize the risk of transmission by COVID-19 in Timor-Leste. The state of site preparation for isolation, quarantine and treatment is also presented, the protocol for sending samples of patients suspected of being COVID-19 to Australia, the protocol for medical interventions to be carried out in positive cases.

In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus epidemic (COVID19) as an international health emergency.

The corona virus originates from Wuhan city, Hubei province, central China. The WHO so far (as in the March 9 report) registered 109,577 confirmed cases of the corona virus, of which 80,904 were in China. There were COVID-19 cases in 104 countries, which caused 3,809 deaths (3,123 deaths in China and 686 in other countries). (*)

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