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CoronaVirus Confirmed In Another African Country

 

CoronaVirus Confirmed In Another African

The DR Congo confirmed its first coronavirus case in the capital Kinshasa, the third most populous city in Africa, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

 

The patient is a Belgian citizen who has been in the country for several days, Health Minister Eteni Longondo said.

 

“He is confined to a hospital,” the minister said. “We are tracking people who came into contact with him so that they too can be placed in quarantine, and tested.”

Kinshasa, which has a population of more than 10 million people, is served by direct flights from Brussels and Paris.

Passengers have their temperature taken upon arrival and must fill out a medical questionnaire.

IN AFRICA.

Lagos, Nigeria(CNN)Cases of coronavirus have so far been few and far between in Africa but the numbers are rising rapidly as Nigeria and South Africa Monday announced new cases and the first death is recorded in Egypt.

Egypt with 59 cases — more than half of all confirmed cases in Africa — remains worst-hit by the virus on the continent.

Ten African countries Algeria, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Senegal, Tunisia, Togo, Egypt, Cameroon, Nigeria and Morocco have reported nearly 100 coronavirus cases, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

 

DR Congo officials have drafted “a strategic national plan” to deal with the new coronavirus, the head of the national biological research institute, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, said Monday.

The Democratic Republic of Congo hopes to declare next month an end to a 19-month Ebola epidemic that has killed 2,264 people, as no new cases have been discovered for three weeks.

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