As the Coronavirus continues to spread around the globe like wildfire, African countries have become the latest to register some cases of the virus. Senegal announced it’s the second case.
According to African News, Senegal recorded its second case of COVID-19 the ministry of health confirmed in a statement late Tuesday. Authorities said the patient was a French national who arrived in Dakar on 29 Feb from Paris.
This case is similar to the first which was recorded on Monday also of a French national resident in Senegal but having flown in from France.
Senegal With Its Second Coronavirus
The second case was confirmed by the Ministry of Health of Senegal after they carried tests on the patient and measures are being undertaken by the Senegalese government to combat the virus
Nigeria is only other sub-Saharan African country with a case involving an Italian national who flew into Lagos before proceeding to an adjoining state. He is however in quarantine at a facility run by the Lagos State government.
Currently, there are 6 nations in the continent that have reported having registered cases of coronavirus which include Morocco, Senegal, Egypt, Algeria, Nigeria, Zimbabwe. The big question will be on how the African nations will be combating the virus from wildly spreading.
Zimbabwe to Deport Foreigners Without Medical Clearance
Zimbabwe’s Health Minister says the country will deport foreigners who enter the country without medical clearance from their respective countries.
Minister Obediah Moyo was quoted by the state-owned Herald newspaper as saying all visitors without medical clearance from government hospitals in their respective countries will be deported.
So far only West Africa in the sub-Saharan Africa region has recorded two cases in Nigeria and Senegal. Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Morocco have all recorded cases but they fall under the Middle East and North Africa region under WHO classification.
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