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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 suspected case of the virus, but with this new development, Egypt is the first African country to report a confirmed case.

The virus was quickly detected, all thanks to the follow-up programme implemented by the government for travellers arriving affected countries, Aljazeera reports.

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

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

1 Comment

  1. by_stander

    February 15, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    You mean their own house reps can not hear it and kill it? you don’t mean it.

    Anyways from what we are hearing now they are saying the test-kit might not be totally accurate and especially for newly infected.

    And since our Nigerian rent-seekers do not want any development in our nation and ensure they are constantly chasing away all our medics and professionals, all our House of Rep Geng members that knows how to hear and kill virus need to directly monitor all our Travelers Geng by themselves.

    BellaNaija you people didn’t even show us what they are spending more than half a billion Naira on, or you don’t have anything to show?

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