Djibouti had its first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 18, 2020. The government has implemented various prevention measures, including restrictions of air, land, and sea borders, interruption of passenger flights and trains to (and from) Djibouti; suspension of visa issuance; confinement of non-essential employees, and steps to encourage social distancing (including school closures and cancellation of public gatherings).
The Ministry of Health and its partners have increased their preparedness by building surveillance, testing, quarantine and health worker capacity. The WHO has delivered protective and medical equipment, including tests and respirators. The Ministry of Health is strengthening the capacity of the medical facilities.