Egypt reports Africa’s first coronavirus case

People wearing facemasks as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. PHOTO | ANTHONY WALLACE | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The country’s national carrier, EgyptAir, announced on January 30 that it would suspend its flights from and to mainland China until February 29. The suspension began on February 1.

  • China Friday reported 121 more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak, 116 of which were in the epicentre of the infection in Hubei province, bringing to at least 1,380 the number of deaths across the country.

Egypt Friday confirmed its first coronavirus case, saying that the affected person is a foreigner. The male patient, whose nationality and other personal details were not divulged, has been put in isolation at a hospital.

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