COVID-19 in Djibouti

Djibouti // 08 September, 2020

At least 5,388 cases and 61 deaths. See the Djibouti Ministry of Health Facebook page.

Status: Limited Activity

8 September: Additional cases and deaths have been reported. The country has moved out of "Decreasing activity" category and is now in "Limited activity".

20 August: The number of new cases reported have been on a downward trend, and Djibouti has moved out of Outbreak category into Decreasing Activity.

7 August: An increase in cases have been noted taking the total to 5,334 cases with 59 deaths.

28 July: The number of new cases reported has been on a decreasing trend, and so Djibouti has moved out of "Outbreak" category and is now in "Decreasing activity".

13 July: Cases continue to be reported. A total of 4,972 cases, including 56 deaths and 4,712 recoveries, have been reported. Borders will be reopening on 17 July.

24 June: Additional cases have been reported taking the total to 4,617 cases and 49 deaths. A total of 3,989 cases have recovered.

26 May: New COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported during May, bringing the total to 2,270 cases and 10 fatalities. Authorities announced a gradual lift of COVID-19-related restrictions starting 17 May. Most business will be allowed to resume, following specific guidelines, including the use of a face-mask and social distancing.

1 May: Djibouti has reached outbreak status with over 1,000 cases reported. A total of 1,097 cases have been confirmed, of which two have died and 697 people have recovered. Recent floods have displaced thousands of people across the country, increasing the risk of further spread. The lock down which began on 23 March continues; schools are shut, most stores are closed and the airport is closed to commercial flights.

22 April: More cases have been reported, bringing the total number of cases to 945.

18 April: There are at least 730 cases and two deaths. A nationwide lockdown will end on 23 April. A cluster of cases has been identified in healthcare setting in Balbala suburb.

9 April: The number of cases has risen to 140 including one death. Testing capacity is available, a quarantine site has been established and two more are under preparation. Authorities have imposed a general lockdown in the country, except for essential services.

29 March: Additional cases have been reported bringing the total to 18 cases.

The first COVID-19 case in the country was reported on 18 March.

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