Cameroon confirms first case of coronavirus

Cameroon confirms first case of coronavirus

Cameroon health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus in the Central African country.

“The case was placed in solitary confinement in the Care Centre of the Yaounde Central Hospital for appropriate treatment,” Public Health Minister Manaouda Malachie said in a statement.

“All measures are being taken by the government to contain possible risks of the spread of the virus,” Malachie also reassured the public.

The first case of the Coronavirus in Cameroon is a 58-year-old French citizen who arrived in the capital Yaounde on Feb. 24.

The health official has urged the public to be “vigilant and respect hygiene rules.”

Cameroon is the fourth Sub-Saharan African country confirming a coronavirus case after Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa.

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