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Egypt records Africa’s first case of coronavirus


Egypt has recorded Africa’s first first case of coronavirus (COVID-19), Reuters news agency has reported quoting state television.

The health ministry said the person affected was a foreigner. Their nationality was not disclosed but that they had been identified based on travel patterns.

Africa till now had ‘escaped’ the virus which has so far led to the death of over 1,300 people since the outbreak began in China in January. It is the first time that the virus has entered a new country since February 4.

The Federal government recently acquired the necessary reagents to test for the presence of Covid-19 (corona virus) in suspected patients.

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