The year 2020 was the most challenging in the recent history as far as public health is concerned. COVID-19 which was first reported in the country in March 2020 resulted in unprecedented response to contain and minimise the effects of the pandemic in the country.
In 2020, there was a 15% estimated reduction in TB case finding, largely attributable to the pandemic and subsequent responses. Lab diagnosis for TB also went down, negatively affecting case finding. 75 TB patients were reported to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the year.