COVID-19 pandemic in Transnistria

COVID-19 pandemic in Transnistria
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationTransnistria
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseBender and Rîbnița[1]
Arrival date21 March 2020
(1 year, 11 months, 1 week and 6 days)
Confirmed cases51,193 (49,159 reported by the PMR,[2] 2,037 reported by Moldova[3])
Recovered48,612 (47,479 reported by the PMR, 1,133 reported by Moldova)
Deaths
1,227 (35 reported by the PMR, 1,192 reported by Moldova)
Government website
Coronavirus: official data
External video
video icon Governmental campaign "Stay home". 24 March 2020
video icon Police cars on a street of Tiraspol with speakers urging people to remain in home. 25 March 2020
video icon Erection of a border between Varnița (under Moldova administration) and Bender (within Transnistrian control), aiming tension between both sides. 17 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Transnistria (internationally recognised as a part of Moldova) in March 2020.

Background

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.[4][5]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[6][7] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[8][6]

Timeline

March 2020

  • 13 March: The Government of Transnistria banned all public gatherings.[9]
  • 17 March: The government announced the shutdown of all kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities until the 5 April.[10] The entrance of foreign citizens (including Moldovan ones) to Transnistrian territory was also banned for a period of 19 days.[11]
  • 21 March: The first two positive COVID-19 cases were announced in Transnistria.[12]
  • 24 March: The government announced the suspension of public transport.[13]
  • 25 March: According to the television channel TV PMR, the Government reported that there were seven people infected with the coronavirus, including two minors.[14]
  • 30 March: 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 homes.[15]
  • 31 March: A 55-year-old woman from Tiraspol who suffered of heart problems and diabetes is the first reported fatality of COVID-19 in Transnistria. At the time of her death, she was in an intensive care unit connected to a ventilator.[16]

April 2020

  • 4 April: The Government of Transnistria introduced a ban on the export of food products.[17]
  • 14 April: Wearing of face masks in public places becomes mandatory. People without masks were warned that they would be restricted from accessing shops, pharmacies, and food markets.[18]
  • 21 April: President Vadim Krasnoselsky cancelled the Victory Day parade on Suvorov Square.[19]

Vaccines

An agreement was made with Russia in December 2020 to receive 300,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, but these had not been received as of late February. Moldova has stated it will provide 10% of all vaccines it obtains to Transnistria.[20]

Statistics

Total No. of cases:

Total number of cases by age (21 January 2021):[21]

Total number of cases by sex (21 January 2021), in %[21]

COVID-19 cases in Transnistria by location (until 19 May 2020):[22]

LocationCases
Tiraspol322
Bender216
Dubăsari61
Sucleia24
Rîbnița21
Slobozia19
Parcani17
Caragaș16
Cioburciu12
Mălăiești10
Blijnii Hutor8
Pervomaisc5
Roghi5
Harmațca5
Hlinaia5
Chițcani4
Vladimirovca4
Tîrnauca4
Coicova4
Țîbuleuca4
Tașlîc4
Doibani4
Teiu3
Crasnoe3
Dnestrovsc3
Hlinaia3
Cremenciug2
Zăzuleni2
Șipca2
Proteagailovca2
Nezavertailovca1
Novovladimirovca1
Popencu1
Crasnîi Vinogradari1
Mihailovca Nouă1
Stroiești1
Goian1
Crasnaia Gorca1
Grigoriopol1
Camenca1
Novocotovsc1
Tiraspolul Nou1
Total806

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "В Приднестровье зарегистрированы первые случаи заболевания коронавирусом". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Коронавирус: официальная информация по Приднестровью".
  3. ^ "COVID-19 în Republica Moldova: situaţia la zi" [COVID-19 in the Republic of Moldova: current situation]. gismoldova.maps.arcgis.com (in Moldavian). Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  4. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Quarantine announcement - preventative measure". Novosti Pridnestrovya. 12 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Защитно-ограничительные меры, которые будут действовать в Приднестровье до 5 апреля". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 16 March 2020.
  11. ^ "В Указ президента "О введении чрезвычайного положения на территории Приднестровской Молдавской Республики" внесены изменения". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 18 March 2020.
  12. ^ 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).
  13. ^ "Общественный транспорт временно прекращает свою работу". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 23 March 2020.
  14. ^ "UPDATE // Câte persoane din stânga Nistrului sunt infectate cu noul coronavirus". Telegraph (in Romanian). 23 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Оперштаб: "Обязать граждан иметь при себе паспорт"". Ministry of Internal Affairs of Transnistria (in Russian). 30 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Три человека скончались в Слободзейской ЦРБ". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 31 March 2020.
  17. ^ "Президент подписал указ о запрете экспорта продовольственных товаров". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 7 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Оперштаб: ещё раз о масках..." Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 14 April 2020.
  19. ^ "В Приднестровье отменили парад Победы из-за коронавируса".
  20. ^ Kuznetsov, Sergei (26 February 2021). "Russia's coronavirus vaccine makes inroads in conflict territories". Politico. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  21. ^ a b Republican Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology
  22. ^ "Данные по коронавирусу COVID-19 в Приднестровье (информация обновляется)". Novosti Pridnestrovya (in Russian). 10 April 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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