Egypt confirmed on Friday its first case of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in a foreigner who had been put into isolation in hospital, Reuters has reported.
The health ministry said in a statement that it had immediately informed the World Health Organisation and had taken all necessary preventative measures
It, however, did not give the nationality of the affected person, or any other details.
Confirming the case, WHO Eastern Mediterranean on twitter handle @WHOEMRO, said the person was carrying the virus, but had not shown any symptoms and was in a stable condition.
The UN health agency confirmed the first COVID19 case in Egypt, after official confirmation by Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population.
It said WHO Egypt and the country’s health agencies are collaborating closely in…