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    Posted: February 14 2020 at 1:31pm
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Africa confirms first case of coronavirus
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Egypt has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, also the first known infection on the continent of Africa. The patient — who is not from Egypt — did not show any symptoms of being ill.
Egypt on Friday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, making it the first known infection in Africa.

A joint statement from Egypt's health and population ministries said the patient was not from Egypt. It did not say what nationality the person was or where they had been prior to arriving in Egypt.

The patient — who did not show any symptoms of being ill — has been quarantined in a hospital for treatment and monitoring, the statement said.

Authorities have notified the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO Egypt confirmed the news on its Twitter.


Until now, according to WHO information, no one on the continent had tested positive for the deadly virus, officially named COVID-19.

Experts have raised concerns that countries with underdeveloped health systems — as can be found in Africa or Asia —would struggle to contain an outbreak.

Facebook cancels event in California

With over 120 new deaths reported in China, the virus death toll mounted to nearly 1,400 on Friday. Over 64,000 cases have been diagnosed globally.

This weekend, a WHO-led joint mission will begin investigating the spread and severity of the outbreak in China, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The mission will focus particularly on understanding how more than 1,700 healthcare workers became infected.

In the US, health authorities will begin testing patients with flu-like symptoms for coronavirus, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorities said Friday.

The move significantly expands the government's response to the outbreak and comes as a particularly harsh wave of influenza is hitting the country. Testing will begin in five states before expanding.

Health authorities say it can be difficult to distinguish between the two illnesses.

Currently, there are 15 confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection in the US. Some 600 people are currently under quarantine.

Social media giant Facebook said it is cancelling a global marketing summit scheduled to take place next month in San Francisco over coronavirus concerns.

kp/msh (AFP, dpa, Reuters)

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