Africa free of coronavirus as suspected Egyptian case tests negative

Africa is free of coronavirus as the first suspected case in Egypt has tested negative for the dreaded virus. 

The announcement was made on Wednesday February 19, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Egyptian Health Ministry, barely forty-eight hours after the foreigner who was suspected of having the decease was admitted to a specially designated hospital for isolation after being announced as Egypt’s first confirmed case of coronavirus on February 14, 2020. 

Mr Khaled Megahed, Egypt’s Health Ministry spokesman, revealed that a medical team has been conducting periodic checks and analysis on the Chinese national. He stated that the PCR analysis was conducted 6 times over three consecutive days under the supervision of the World Health Organization and the Health Ministry and it came back negative in all the tests. 

Megahed went on to revealed that the Chinese national will remain under quarantine for the next fourteen days. 

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