Africa states heighten alert following first case of Corona Virus reported in Egypt

  • | Citizen TV
    The first case of the Novel Coronavirus in Africa has been detected in Egypt. Likewise, the first death of the coronavirus disease in Europe has occurred in France. The deceased, an 80 year old man was from china’s Hubei province and had arrived in France on January 16th and was quarantined 9 days later. Experts and African leaders have expressed concern that should the virus spread to the continent, it could wreak havoc among the least developed countries with weaker health systems. The W.H.O has rushed to prepare African health systems many of which are overburdened or lack diagnostic tests.