Eswatini has reported 217 positive cases (2 deaths) as of May 20, 2020. Starting on March 17, the government has declared a national state of emergency, and implemented containment measures, including suspension of private and public gatherings of 20 people or more, schools closures, suspension of non-essential travel within cities for all citizens, closure of borders to all but goods, cargo, returning citizens, and legal residents, and mandatory self-isolation for residents/citizens coming from abroad. On March 27, a partial lockdown went into effect, and a month later the Manzini region, where a third of the population resides, went into full lockdown. The authorities in collaboration with the WHO have built domestic detection capacity. Economic activity has been affected by the closure of some ports of entry with South Africa and the lockdown in South Africa. The exchange rate against the US$ depreciated by 28 percent in the first quarter.