Egypt Confirms First Coronavirus Case In Africa
Faizan Hashmi 11 days ago Sat 15th February 2020 | 01:50 AM
The sufferer was not Egyptian, the ministry said in a statement, without specifying the nationality.
"The ministry has taken preventative measures and is monitoring the patient... who is stable," said health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed.
Egyptian authorities had notified the World Health Organization and the patient been placed in quarantined isolation in hospital.
Deep trade links with China and often overstretched healthcare systems have raised concerns about the capacity of African countries to respond to an outbreak.