Egypt records first confirmed case of coronavirus in Africa

Health workers in Egypt have confirmed its first case of the coronavirus in a ‘foreigner’.

A few weeks ago, Ivory Coast and Botswana reported its supposed case of the virus, but with this new development, Egypt is the first African country to report a confirmed case.

All thanks to the programme implemented by the government for travellers arriving from affected countries, the virus was quickly detected, Aljazeera reports.

On Friday, the Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mugahed disclosed that the affected person has been hospitalised and is currently in isolation, although further details of nationality or point of entry was not disclosed.

Since the outbreak of the virus in China it has reportedly killed almost 1,400 people with nearly 65,000 infected in various countries around the world.

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