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COVID-19 Hits Ivory Coast

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On Wednesday, Ivory Coast announced its first case of the novel coronavirus while stressing that all precautionary measures are being taken.

The country’s health ministry said in a statement that the virus was detected in an Ivorian who went to the hospital with complaints of fever and a runny nose after returning from Italy. It also said the patient has been quarantined and is stable.

In addition to the Ivory Coast, on the African continent COVID-19 cases were reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Algeria, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, South Africa, and Morocco. Two out of 114 cases in Africa have resulted in death.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 has been declared as a global pandemic.

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