New Guidelines from the High Level Task Force on COVID -19
The Government of Eritrea has been issuing and implementing timely guidelines and regulations in the past months keenly aware, as it is, of the grave danger that the COVID-19 pandemic poses, But in spite of these measures, there are preliminary and preoccupying indicators that the pandemic has been slowly spreading in recent times in all the Regions in the country – including in some rural areas – to infect people with no recent history of travel abroad.
This incipient trend is dangerous and perturbing. Indeed, unless the new trend is reversed by prompt and effective preventive measures aimed at breaking the transmission cycle of the pandemic, the handful cases of contagion that have occurred so far can multiply exponentially to affect thousands of residents in a short span of time. In the event, there is no alternative other than implementing vigorous and stringent measures so as to curtail the spread of the contagion and to guarantee the safety of our citizens.
In this respect, the High Level Task Force on COVID-19 is issuing the following new Guidelines.