Coronavirus hits Africa as Egypt confirms first case

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Egypt on Friday confirmed a case of Coronavirus in its territory,the first in Africa since the deadly virus began ravaging China a few weeks back.

But the sufferer is not Egyptian, the ministry of health said in Cairo.

The ministry did not disclose the nationality of the person who is quarantined isolation in hospital

It merely said that it “has taken preventative measures and is monitoring the patient… who is stable.”

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Cairo has already notified the World Health Organization.

Three hundred and one Egyptians were evacuated from Wuhan, epicentre of the virus in China, and have remained in quarantine for 14 days.