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


Located in Eritrea, the city of Nefasit (Nefasīt) has a population of 8.6K. The latest data indicates 9,796 cases of Covid-19 infection in Eritrea as of June 28, 2022 ,with 103 deaths. This represents a 194 percent increase from August 4, 2021, when 35 people died and 6,568 cases were registered.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Nefasit.



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 Nefasīt recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

8.6K residents who live in Nefasīt

The Nefasīt authorities recommend canceling public events

Restrictions on gatherings

8.6K residents who live in Nefasīt

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

The authorities recommend closing routes, reducing volumes, or reducing transportation methods

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

8.6K residents who live in Nefasīt

Require the individual to not leave the house, at the exception of daily exercise, grocery shopping, and essential trips

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Quarantine arrivals into Nefasīt from all, some, or most of the regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

People with no jobs or who are unable to work will not receive income assistance

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

No payment relief for debts or contracts

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

8.6K residents who live in Nefasīt

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

No contact tracing If a positive result is identified

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

8.6K residents who live in Nefasīt

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines are not available

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

No measures to protect the elderly




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction October 28, 2020 August 4, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

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

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

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

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

Public transportation shuts down

Nefasit's authorities require that the public transportation system be closed or most citizens prohibited from using it

The authorities recommend closing routes, reducing volumes, or reducing transportation methods

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

Require the individual to not leave the house, at the exception of daily exercise, grocery shopping, and essential trips

People are advised not to leave the house

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Nefasit has internal movement restrictions

No Changes

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Close all borders or prohibit all travel

No Changes

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

A narrow relief tailored to a specific contract type

No payment relief for debts or contracts

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

People who suffer symptoms AND meet specific criteria (such as certain key workers, patients admitted to hospital, people who came into contact with a known case, and returning home from overseas)

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Not every case involves contact tracing

No Changes

Facial covering policies outside the home

The wearing of a face covering may be required in some specified shared or public areas outside the home when other people are present or when social distancing cannot be achieved

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Some restrictions on external visitors and or restrictions protecting elderly people at home related to isolation, hygiene and security in LTCFs

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes



*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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