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Coronavirus – Eswatini: Ministry of Health COVID-19 Update (20-04-2020)

The Ministry of Health informs the public of two (2) more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to twenty-four (24).

The details on the newly confirmed cases are:

The 23rd case is a 60-year-old female residing in Manzini Region. She presented moderate to severe illness and has been undergoing treatment in one of the private hospitals o the country. She has no history of travel or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The 24th case is a 33-year-old male. residing o the Manzini Region. who presented with mild symptoms of the disease, which is fever and body pains. He has no history of travel or contact with a confirmed case.

A total of twenty-four (24) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country.

• Eight (8) cases have been treated and confirmed negative

• Thirteen (13) are undergoing treatment

• One (1) died

• Two (2) are undergoing admission processes

The Ministry of Health wishes to emphasize the importance of cooperating with health advice as follows:

1) All patients that have been confirmed positive have a duty to comply with the expectation to be registered for care with the COVID-19 Case Management Team of the Ministry of Health.

2) The public is requested to cooperate with Rapid Response Teams as they go about their duties finding contacts of positive cases.

3) All suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 should wear a mask as advised by health practitioners and isolate themselves from others.

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4) A Mask should be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth and be kept in place until when it is changed for a fresh one.

5) The public is advised to continue with observing hand hygiene measures and cough etiquette.

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