Eritrea has officially declared itself virus-free after all 39 patients successfully recovered from COVID-19.
A Ministry of Health statement said the 39th patient had been discharged from hospital as of Friday, May 15.
The country’s Information Minister, Yemane Meskel also confirmed the news in a tweet saying:
‘Announcement from Ministry of Health
‘Last patient has recovered fully after tests at National Laboratory & was released from hospital today;
*This important milestone means all 39 confirmed cases in the country to-date have recovered fully.’