Algeria has confirmed the first case of coronavirus: Health Minister

EYEAFRICA TV: Algiers, Algeria: Algeria has confirmed the first case of coronavirus within its borders according to Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid, who announced the finding to the nation on state-owned ENTV Tuesday evening.

The patient is an Italian citizen who arrived in the country on February 17 and has been placed in isolation, the ministry said.

It’s just the second case confirmed on the African continent, but it comes as the COVID-19 virus has spread from Asia to many new nations across Europe and the Middle East.

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