Algeria announces its first case of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Algeria’s Minister of Health, Shamsuddin Shitor revealed a new case of deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the country.

This is coming few days after a man who was placed in isolation at an Egyptian hospital over fears of the deadly disease, tested negative after medical tests were carried out.

The virus which broke out in Chinese City of Wuhan has now infected more than 80,000 globally, killing at least 2,700.

Minister of Health disclosed that,they were able to detect the flu-like virus due to the vigilance system adopted at all land, air and maritime entry points to the country.

She said, an Italian man who arrived the North African country on February 17 has been placed in isolation, as he urged Algerians to be careful of the information they share online.

“One case was confirmed positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), out of two suspected cases (both) of Italian nationality. “

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