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Egypt confirms first Wuhan coronavirus case

Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 14, 2020
Egypt today confirmed its first coronavirus case.
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The victim is a foreign national and has been quarantined in the hospital, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

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The people who were in contact with the patient will be isolated for two weeks at their residences as a precautionary measure, it added.

Without mentioning the patient's identity or the nationality, the ministry said they have taken all necessary measures and informed World Health Organization on the situation.

With the incident, Egypt has become the second Arab country after the United Arab Emirates where the fatal virus was reported.