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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Keren, Eritrea – updates and restrictions


Located in Eritrea, the city of Keren has a population of 150K. The latest data indicates 9,788 cases of Covid-19 infection in Eritrea as of June 24, 2022 ,with 103 deaths. This represents a 157 percent increase from September 10, 2021, when 40 people died and 6,655 cases were registered, and a 3,333 percent increase from January 5, 2021, when 3 people were died and 1,363 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Keren.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

The authorities in Keren recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

150K residents who live in Keren

The Keren authorities recommend canceling public events

Restrictions on gatherings

150K residents who live in Keren

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction January 5, 2021 September 10, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Close all or some levels of educational institutions (ex. just high school, or only public schools)

Schools in Keren are open and there are no disciplinary restrictions on learning in classrooms.

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

All employers except essential ones (e.g. grocery stores, doctors) must close or permit working from home

No reduction of workplaces in significant differences compared to non-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

All public events must be cancelled

No Changes



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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