COVID-19 pandemic in the Federated States of Micronesia
|COVID-19 pandemic in the Federated States of Micronesia|
|Location||Federated States of Micronesia|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||8 January 2021  (4 months and 1 day ago)|
|Confirmed cases||0 |
|‡Suspected cases have not been confirmed by laboratory tests as being due to this strain, although some other strains may have been ruled out.|
The COVID-19 pandemic in the Federated States of Micronesia is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Even if the virus was suspected to have reached the Federated States of Micronesia on 8 January 2021,  the country is COVID-19 free as of February 2021. 
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.  
By 5 March 2020, Micronesia had introduced a strict travel ban, banning anyone who had been in China anytime since January 2020 – or had been in any other affected country in the last 14 days – from entering Micronesia.  As of 18 March, all schools in the country have also been closed. 
By the end of the month, the case was deemed to be negative and historical after subsequent antibody and antigen tests.  The case was deemed a "historical case", meaning the individual concern did have COVID-19 in the past possibly prior to October 2020 and was asymptomatic at the time of testing. 
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