First Case Of Suspected Coranavirus Infection In Africa


A suspected case of the deadly Corona virus is been investigated by health authorities in Ivory Coast on a female student who recently arrived from China.

Health Authorities have stated that the student have not been named to protect her privacy, but is the first person to be tested of the Corona virus infection in Africa.

Ivory coast’s   Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene said in a statement that the  34-year-old student traveled from Beijing to the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan on Saturday and was coughing, sneezing and experienced difficulty breathing, clear symptoms of the virus that started from the Central Chinese city of Wuhan.


The student was moved to a safe location upon arrival at the airport and is currently under medical observation, the ministry said.


Still sceptical on the true nature of the student’s condition, health authorities think it is a case of  pneumonia and not coronavirus, but the final diagnosis will be made after the analysis of the results of the test, the ministry said.

Coronavirus has continued to spread around the world, while over 57 persons have lost their lives already.

Chinese President Ji Xiping has ordered the closure of all livestock market across China in a bid to curb the scourge.