Africa has been declared free of coronavirus after a patient in Egypt tested negative for the deadly virus, The Cable reports.
The announcement was made by the Egyptian Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday February 19, barely 48 hours after the foreigner was admitted to a specially designated hospital for isolation after being revealed as Egypt’s first confirmed case of coronavirus on February 14.
Egypt’s Health Ministry spokesperson, Khaled Megahed explained that a medical team has been conducting periodic checks and analysis on the Chinese national which came back negative in all the tests. He further stated that the suspect would be put under quarantine for the next 14 days.
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