Health officials in Botswana are currently investigating its first suspected Coronavirus case at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in a passenger who arrived on Ethiopian Airways from China on Thursday.
This makes Botswana the second African country affected by the virus, after a case in Ivory Coast was reported a few days ago.
According to the Botswana Government, the suspect’s case is still under isolation and investigations are on-going. The Ministry of Health is also monitoring the situation closely in consultation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and will keep the public updated.
Read the statement below.