Egypt confirms first coronavirus case, says affected person is a foreigner

Egypt confirms first coronavirus case, says affected person is a foreigner
# 15 February 2020 02:47 (UTC +04:00)

Egypt confirmed on Friday its first coronavirus case and said the affected person was a foreigner who had been put into isolation in hospital, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

The health ministry said in a statement it had immediately informed the World Health Organization (WHO) and had taken all necessary preventative measures. It did not give the nationality of the affected person, or any other details. 

WHO Egypt said on Twitter the person was carrying the virus, but had not shown any symptoms and was in a stable condition.

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