Botswana’s government has confirmed the country’s first suspected case of coronavirus, after the virus was declared a global emergency by WHO.
In a statement released on Friday afternoon, the health and wellness department said that the suspected case was registered at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport today upon arrival from China on an Ethiopian Airways flight.
It said that the person was currently under isolation, with investigations underway.
The WHO declared the virus a global health emergency on Thursday.
Kenya Airways has suspended all flights to and from China until further notice.
In Zimbabwe, Ministry of Health reported that the government had not recorded any cases of the suspected viral infection and was closely monitoring the situation at the Robert Mugabe International Airport.
Health Minister Obadiah Moyo also travelled to the resort town, Victoria Falls, to monitor the situation.