A case of the deadly coronavirus has been reported in Egypt over the weekend.
A spokesperson for the country’s health ministry confirmed this as the first case in the continent but cleared the ait that the victim was not of Egyptian nationality while refusing to specify the nationality of the individual.
There has been preventive steps taken in monitoring the situation of things as they claim the individual is in a stable condition.
Egyptian authorities had notified the World Health Organization and the patient been placed in quarantined isolation in hospital.
The death toll from the epidemic virus has neared 1,400 cases, almost exclusively in China where it was first identified.
Earlier this month, Egypt suspended all flights on its national carrier to China, after over 300 Egyptian citizens were evacuated from Wuhan and have remained in quarantine for 14 days.