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South Africa Confirms first Coronavirus Case, In Man Who Traveled From Italy





South Africa has its first confirmed coronavirus case, the Health Ministry says the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive.

The man was said to have traveled with his wife and other 10 people when they arrived in South Africa on Sunday,

The ministry said in a statement, “The patient consulted with a private general practitioner on March 3, with symptoms of fever, headache, malaise, a sore throat, and a cough”.

“The practice nurse took swabs and delivered it to the lab.”

As of Thursday, 5 March 2020 the coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 87 countries around the world with cases of 96,779 and 3,308 death.


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