A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Djibouti’s Ministry of Health on Saturday announced nine new COVID-19 confirmed cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Horn of Africa nation to 1,008.

The Djiboutian Ministry of Health in a statement disclosed that from a total of 341 people who were tested over the last 24 hours, nine were tested positive for the virus.

The ministry also announced that some 373 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered as of the stated period.

Djibouti has so far conducted a total of about 11,431 COVID-19 tests, according to the Djibouti Ministry of Health, which has reported two COVID-19 deaths.

Djibouti reported its first COVID-19 case on March 18.

Djibouti which lies on a key location connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden hosts a number of foreign military bases. Enditem

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