Virus Strain: SARS-CoV-2
First Outbreak: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Index Case: Muse
Arrival Date: February 12, 2020
(1 year ago)
Confirmed cases: 2,798,415
Active cases: 498,387
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Scotatrova in February 2020. The first COVID-19 case in Scotatrova was confirmed in Muse which involved a 52-year-old Scotatrovian citizen who arrived in Scotatrova from China. Three more cases were later confirmed; all of the individuals recently returned from China. Following a local outbreak in northern Italy, Scotatrova confirmed multiple cases related to the Italian clusters. Multiple cases were confirmed, involving people who had come in contact with an infected doctor that had recently traveled from Italy. Other cases involving individuals who visited Italy were also discovered in mainland Scotatrova. By March 15, the virus had spread to all states and territories of Scotatrova.
As of February 12, 2021, there have been 2,798,415 confirmed cases with 78,465 deaths and 2,221,563 recoveries in Scotatrova according to authorities. On March 13, President Santiago Diaz announced the closures of all schools and universities nationwide starting March 16 for the rest of spring. The next day on March 14, the president declared a state of emergency and banned gatherings of more than 20 people, not including public transportation. New restrictions were also implemented on travelers, with any foreign travelers coming into Scotatrova required to undergo a health screening and possible self-quarantine. The following day, the president then ordered the closure of all nonessential public places, including restaurants, cafés, cinemas, gyms and discothèques, effective at midnight. March 15 also saw the closure of the nation's borders to all non-essential travel. On March 19, President Diaz announced a one-month national lockdown to take effect starting noon Monday, March 23. On April 15, the nationwide lockdown was extended to May 20. 14 states entered Phase 1 on May 25 due to meeting government health protocols. The actual number of cases was considered to be much higher, as many people with only mild or no symptoms were unlikely to have been tested. The number of deaths is also believed to be an underestimate due to lack of testing and reporting.
On February 16, the first COVID-19 case in Scotatrova was confirmed in Muse. A 52 year old Scotatrovian citizen from China, who arrived in Scotatrova on February 12, was hospitalised in Muse. Three more cases were confirmed in Agon at the end of the day, all three recently returned from China. On February 21, following a COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, a medical doctor from Italy who was on vacation in Adarse tested positive. On February 22, four new cases related to the Italian cluster were confirmed in Scotatrova. In Romosea Islands, the wife of the medical doctor, who was on holiday in Adarse, tested positive. In Cadecia, a 29-year-old Italian woman living in Scotatrova, who visited Bergamo and Milan from February 14-19, also tested positive in Ordium. A 24-year-old man from Muse, who recently returned from Northern Italy, tested positive and was admitted to the hospital. In Valoria, a man who recently travelled to Milan, tested positive and was also admitted to the hospital.
On February 23, the first reported case in Casturas was confirmed in Eritus, the first case of community transmission reported in Scotatrova. The next day, 4 cases of Italian origin and one from Iran were reported, in Cadecia, Cortana and Valoria. On February 25, four more people tested positive in Adarse and another case was confirmed in Muse. On February 26, Vulra reported its first case. On February 27, 3 doctors tested positive in Casturas, increasing the number of Casturan cases to four. In Vulra, another four cases were reported, from other parts of Scotatrova. In Ibaea the first case of coronavirus was confirmed, and Serreta announced the first four cases. On February 28 in Adarse, six new cases originating from people who travelled to Italy increased the total cases there to 11 cases in the state. Cadecia reported three more positive cases, all related to travel from Italy. There were two new positives in Serreta, bringing the total to 6. Atalon reported that its total had increased to 29. In Avaria, the first case was confirmed.
On February 29, the second and third cases in Cortana were reported. On March 1, in the Neal Isles the first case was confirmed. On March 2, in Vulra three more positives raised the total positives to 15 in the state. On March 3, the first death in Scotatrova was recorded involving a 68 year old man who died in Valoria. On March 4, the first case was confirmed in Elejalde. Ten new cases were reported in Cadecia and in Orada, the first case in the state was confirmed in Calhariz. On March 5, another six cases were confirmed in Adarse, 5 in Atalon, 3 in Monce and 2 in Ibaea. The second confirmed case in Orada was confirmed in Amar. In Valoria the number of confirmed cases rose to 22.
On March 6, most states shut down their school systems. Scotatrova's stock index fell by over 10%, the highest drop in modern history. On March 13, the president ordered the closures of schools and universities nationwide, effective March 16 through the end of the spring semester. A state of emergency was declared the next day and gatherings of more than 20 people were prohibited by the national government. By March 15, all states and territories of Scotatrova confirmed at least one positive after the first case is confirmed Gana. A one month national lockdown was declared on March 19, slated to go into effect on March 23.
On March 23, the national lockdown becomes effective. All residents are mandated to remain in their normal residences except to purchase food and medicines, work or attend emergencies. Lockdown restrictions also mandated the temporary closure of non-essential shops and businesses, including bars, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and commercial and retail businesses. The announcement came following significant increases in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Scotatrova, increasing by from 9,421 cases to 12,019 cases on March 19, 2020. The following day on March 24, President Santiago Diaz announces that Parliament will begin working on a support package of 1.6 trillion troyevans to cushion the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The support package also includes a moratorium on the payment of mortgages for workers and self-employed in economic vulnerability and for those affected by COVID-19, as well as support for workers and companies affected by downturns, measures to guarantee the liquidity of companies and to promote research to achieve a vaccine.
On March 26, the first death of a healthcare worker in the country is reported, a nurse from Vulra and President Diaz announced in a national address that "Scotatrófidna rett alarimende ai qüerentena aonoxe." (Scotatrova is officially in national quarantine). On April 4, Scotatrova exceeds 100,000 cases. On April 6, 1,000 deaths are confirmed and President Santiago Diaz announces that he will extend the national lockdown in the nation after consultations with state and territorial governors. On April 8, the Scotatrovian government banned all non-essential activity, providing affected workers with paid recoverable leave unless they provide an essential service, work remotely, are on sick leave, or have their contracts suspended. On April 10, President Diaz requested that Parliament extend the national lockdown for another month, a request that was granted on April 15.
Phase 1 began on May 25 in 14 states comprising of 39% of the Scotatrovian population. It includes the opening of small shops, of terraces at 50% capacity, and of places of worship at one-third capacity. The plan is estimated to have a duration of eight weeks if there are no setbacks. Phase 2 began on June 7, while at the same time states like Cadecia, Orada and Santia moved onto Phase 1. Phase 3 began on June 21st, with 10 states given the ok to progress. Phase 3 includes less stringent restrictions for the opening of shops, hotels, bars, entertainment and nightlife venues.
On March 16, the Dahod Avotlena announced that Promire Avotlena and Diosare Avotlena (the top two leagues of football in Scotatrova) had been suspended for at least 14 days. This announcement followed Muse United's match against Grand Agon being postponed, due to the Muse United players being put into quarantine. A Muse United player had tested positive for the virus, and the Muse United football players were feared at risk due to sharing training facilities with their team.
On March 13, the city of Tabau in Vulra was put on lockdown due to a concentration of cases. On March 18, the Cadecian government quarantined four Cadecian municipalities following a cluster of cases being reported. The next day, the Government of Scotatrova announced a national lockdown over all of the country would be decreed on the 23rd of March. Many nonessential activities are forbidden, including large gatherings, restaurants, museums and the like. However, citizens are still permitted to travel to work and buy essential items. Some states announced emergency measures on the same day.
Vulra announced a declaration of sanitary emergency in the state, which allows population confinement. The state government of Valoria announced the confinement of more than 500,000 people in coastal municipalities. The governors of all three overseas territories asked the President to suspend traffic between the mainland and the islands. The governor of Cadecia authorized the closure of all Cadecia's ports, airports and railways. The mayor of Muse ordered the closure of bars and terraces in the capital, and announced that his government is prepared, if needed, to isolate the city. On April 15, Parliament approved the government's request to extend the national lockdown until May 20.
On March 15, the national government announced the closing of the Scotatrovian border, only authorizing the entry of Scotatrovian citizens and for essential travel and business. The governors of Gana, Neal Isles and Romosea Islands would announce that after receiving the approval of the Scotatrovian government, their governments will proceed to the closure of all airports and ports, with "a few exceptions". The Romosea Islands would restrict flights between the mainland and its islands. Air and sea connections to the Neal Isles and Gana cease due to flight companies stopping all flights.
On May 4, the government announced a plan for easing lockdown restrictions. The plan has four phases, numbered 0 through 3, and each of the phases 1 through 3 will last at least two weeks. The transition from one phase to the next will be based on state-level public health indicators such as number of cases and capacity of the healthcare system. Phase 0 will allow people out of their homes for short walks and individual sports. Phase 1 will begin and include the opening of small shops, of terraces at one-third capacity, and of places of worship at one-third capacity. The plan is estimated to have a duration of eight weeks if there are no setbacks.
Phase 0 - This is a preparatory stage that will be in place across all of Scotatrova from Monday May 18. The start of economic activity on a very small scale, with premises open “by appointment” and restaurants able to open for takeaway purposes only. Government offices will be opened to those with prior appointments and restaurants will be able to prepare take-out orders.
Phase 1 - This phase began on May 25th in 14 states and allows a "partial reopening of small businesses following strict safety restrictions," said Diaz adding that opening large commercial outlets where crowds could gather would not be included in this phase. Bars and restaurants will be able to reopen their terraces while restricting occupancy to a third of their normal capacity. Hotels and tourist accommodation will open while keeping communal areas shut and must respect capacity restrictions. Small shops may open, and all commercial activity must include hours giving priority to the over-65s. Places of worship can open but with only a third of normal capacity. During phase 1 the use of masks would be highly recommended on public transport.
Phase 2 - This phase will see restaurants open for diners, as long as social distancing can be observed which means reduced occupacy to a third of normal capacity. Places of worship will be able to expand their occupancy to 50 percent of their normal capacity. Cultural events will resume with events limited to 50 people and 30 percent occupancy, or 400 people if it is outdoors and people are seated. Cinemas and theatres could also open during this phase but with a third of capacity.
Phase 3 - This final phase will be the final transition to a "new normal" which could be in place "as soon as the end of June in the best case-scenario and if the epidemic continues to be under control in all territories," said Diaz. All shops to open, while respecting a 50 percent capacity with customers observing social distancing norms. Restaurant capacities to be eased while ensuring a strict separation between customers.
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Deaths by State and Territory (February 11)
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Tests by State and Territory (February 11)
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