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Eritrea confirms first coronavirus case

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 22, 2020
Eritrea yesterday confirmed its first case of coronavirus in a 39 year old Eritrean who was linked to travel to Norway.
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"The Eritrean Ministry of Health announced on Saturday evening the first confirmed case of a coronavirus patient who arrived at Asmara International Airport from Norway with Fly Dubai on Saturday morning," the Eritrean Minister of Information Yemane Gebremeskel said in a statement.

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The patient, who was quarantined immediately after the screening process at the airport, has tested positive for COVID-19 in subsequent tests at the national laboratory, the minister said.

The patient, an Eritrean national with permanent residence in Norway, is currently receiving "all necessary" medical treatment, Gebremeskel added.