Togo has confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on Friday, March 06, 2020 after a 42-year-old woman tested positive following her return from a trip to Benin, Germany, France, and Turkey.
The lady who became the first case of Coronavirus in Togo according to the presidency lives in the capital Lome with her family, was “currently isolated in a treatment centre for infectious diseases” after testing positive on Thursday.
“From February 22 to March 2, 2020, she visited Benin, Germany, France and Turkey before returning to Togo via the land border with Benin,” the presidency said in a statement.
All the people who had contact with the patient in the country “have been identified and put in quarantine”
Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal has registered four cases, all foreign nationals, and South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon have one case each since the outbreak emerged in December in China.