As of May 5, Timor Leste has reported 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no related deaths. The Southeast Asian nation imposed a national lockdown on March 28, restricting movements and gatherings while still allowing for the operation of some vendors, provided that they can adhere to social distancing rules. The lockdown was recently extended until the end of May. While the lockdown was implemented to prevent an outbreak in a country with limited medical resources, concerns have surfaced over its economic and social costs on the most vulnerable.
Timor Leste Remains Vulnerable to COVID-19 (May 6, 2020)