Cameroon confirms first case of coronavirus

 Cameroon is the latest African nation to confirm a case of the deadly coronavirus disease.

In a statement on Friday, the Central African country’s health ministry said the case involved a French citizen, 58, who arrived in the capital Yaounde on Monday, February 24.

He has been immediately quarantined.

“All measures have been taken by the government to contain potential risks of the virus spreading,” the statement said.

Cameroon becomes the fourth sub-Saharan African country to confirm the deadly viral disease.

Already, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa have recorded cases.

Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco have also recorded cases.

The disease, which spread from China’s Hubei Province, has so far claimed almost 3,000 lives.



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