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Lesotho, Africa’s only COVID-19-free nation, confirms first case, Africa’s only COVID-19-free nation, confirms first case

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A Southern African country, Lesotho, reputed for being the only COVID-19-free nation on the continent, on Wednesday confirmed its first coronavirus case.
The tiny mountain kingdom has become the last African country to register the virus, according to reports.

The country’s Health Ministry confirmed the lone case after conducting 597 tests so far.

The South Africa-based Eyewitness News website reported that the announcement came days after questions sparked about Lesotho’s COVID-19 testing.

Death toll on the African continent from coronavirus has climed to 2,403 after 67 new deaths were recorded over the last 24 hours, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The number of cases are now nearing 70,000 while almost 24,000 patients have recovered.

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