Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Coronavirus also hits Senegal as French citizen visits

Senegal has confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus.  

A French citizen who visited France last month before returning to the West African country is being quarantined in the capital Dakar.

“The results of the tests carried out by the Pasteur Institute in Dakar came back positive,” Senegal’s Health Minister Diouf Sarr told journalists.

“So far the patient’s condition has not raised any major concerns,” he added.

It is the second confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria, where an Italian national returned with the virus.