The first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa (Egypt) was recorded on Friday as a foreigner who had been put in isolation at a hospital in Egypt tested positive for the disease.
The nationality of the affected person or any other details is yet to be revealed.
Egyptian Health Ministry said it had informed the WHO and had taken all necessary preventative measures.
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A total of 17 African countries, including Nigeria, have confirmed having facilities where the disease can be detected.
Apart from China, other countries of the world where the virus has been confirmed are Singapore, the UK, Malaysia, Taiwan, Spain, Vietnam, Germany, UAE, France and Japan.
Also, cases of the disease have been reported in Thailand, Canada, Australia, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Cambodia, and the United States.