COVID-19 pandemic in Transnistria

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COVID-19 pandemic in Transnistria
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Transnistria
First outbreak Wuhan, Hubei, China
Index case Bender and Rîbnița [1]
Arrival date21 March 2020
(1 year, 4 months, 2 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases51,193 (49,159 reported by the PMR, [2] 2,037 reported by Moldova [3] )
Recovered48,612 (47,479 reported by the PMR, 1,133 reported by Moldova)
1,227 (35 reported by the PMR, 1,192 reported by Moldova)
Government website
Coronavirus: official data
External video
Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg Governmental campaign "Stay home". 24 March 2020
Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg Police cars on a street of Tiraspol with speakers urging people to remain in home. 25 March 2020
Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg Erection of a border between Varnița (under Moldova administration) and Bender (within Transnistrian control), aiming tension between both sides. 17 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Transnistria (internationally recognised as a part of Moldova) in March 2020.



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. [4] [5]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003, [6] [7] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll. [8] [6]


March 2020

April 2020


An agreement was made with Russia in December 2020 to receive 300,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, but these had not been received as of late February. Moldova has stated it will provide 10% of all vaccines it obtains to Transnistria. [20]


Total No. of cases:

Total number of cases by age (21 January 2021): [21]

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