2020 coronavirus pandemic in Transnistria

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Transnistria
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationTransnistria
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseBender and Rîbnița[1]
Arrival date21 March 2020
(2 weeks and 5 days)
Confirmed cases58[2]
Recovered0
Deaths
3
Official website
Coronavirus: official data
External video
Governmental campaign "Stay home". 24 March 2020
Police cars on a street of Tiraspol with speakers urging people to remain in home. 25 March 2020
Erection of a border between Varnița (under Moldova administration) and Bender (within Transnistrian control), aiming tension between both sides. 17 March 2020

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the internationally unrecognized republic of Transnistria (officially part of Moldova) in March 2020.

Background[edit]

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[3][4]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[5][6] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[7][5]

Timeline[edit]

  • 13 March 2020: The Government of Transnistria banned all public gatherings.[8]
  • 17 March 2020: The Government of Transnistria announced the shutdown of all kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities until the 5 April.[9] The entrance of foreign citizens (including Moldovan ones) to Transnistrian territory was also banned for a period of 19 days.[10]
  • 21 March 2020: The first two positive COVID-19 cases were announced in Transnistria.[11]
  • 24 March 2020: The Government of Transnistria announced the suspension of public transport.[12]
  • 25 March 2020: According to the television channel TV PMR, the Government of Transnistria reported that there are 7 people infected with coronavirus, including 2 children.[13]
  • 30 March 2020: By decree of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Transnistria, during the state of emergency, all citizens must carry an identity document and a special permission to be outside of their houses.[14]
  • 31 March 2020: A 55-year-old woman from Tiraspol who suffered of heart problems and diabetes is the first deceased by COVID-19 in Transnistria. At the time of her death, she was in an intensive care unit connected to a ventilator.[15]
  • 4 April 2020: The Government of Transnistria introduced a ban on the export of food products.[16]

Statistics[edit]

COVID-19 cases in Transnistria by location (until 7 April 2020)[17]
Location Cases Deaths Recoveries
Tiraspol 27 2 0
Bender 11 0 0
Sucleia 8 0 0
Slobozia 2 1 0
Rîbnița 2 0 0
Cioburciu 2 0 0
Parcani 2 0 0
Dnestrovsc 1 0 0
Camenca 1 0 0
Novovladimirovca 1 0 0
Blijnii Hutor 1 0 0
Total 58 3 0

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "В Приднестровье зарегистрированы первые случаи заболевания коронавирусом". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Коронавирус: официальная информация". minzdrav.gospmr.org (in Russian). Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  6. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  7. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Quarantine announcement - preventative measure". Novosti Pridnestrovya. 12 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Защитно-ограничительные меры, которые будут действовать в Приднестровье до 5 апреля". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 16 March 2020.
  10. ^ "В Указ президента "О введении чрезвычайного положения на территории Приднестровской Молдавской Республики" внесены изменения". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 18 March 2020.
  11. ^ Soltan, Irina (21 March 2020). "Au fost confirmate 14 cazuri noi de infecție cu COVID-19. Bilanțul îmbolnăvirilor se ridică la 80 de persoane". Agora (in Romanian).
  12. ^ "Общественный транспорт временно прекращает свою работу". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 23 March 2020.
  13. ^ "UPDATE // Câte persoane din stânga Nistrului sunt infectate cu noul coronavirus". Telegraph (in Romanian). 23 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Оперштаб: "Обязать граждан иметь при себе паспорт"". Ministry of Internal Affairs of Transnistria (in Russian). 30 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Три человека скончались в Слободзейской ЦРБ". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 31 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Президент подписал указ о запрете экспорта продовольственных товаров". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 7 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Данные по коронавирусу COVID-19 в Приднестровье (информация обновляется)". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 7 April 2020.

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