Now, there are reports that there are more suspected cases of the deadly virus in other parts of the continent - Kenya and Ethiopia.
Kenya gets its first suspected case of the deadly virus
A passenger arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on January 28, 2020, from Guangzhou, China with flu-like symptoms.
The unnamed student in his early 20s was immediately rushed to hospital by the Ministry of Health at 9.30 am.
He was later admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) isolation ward.
The hospital’s Communication Manager Hezekiel Gikambi has confirmed that the student has been quarantined over fears that he might be infected with the coronavirus.
“He was brought by the airport surveillance ambulance and is currently going through tests to rule out or confirm if he indeed has the disease,” the official told the Daily Nation.
Ethiopia deals with four suspected cases
Africa News reports that four Ethiopians suspected of being infected by coronavirus have been placed in isolation for testing.
According to the Ministry of Health, “The students arrived in Ethiopia from a university in Wuhan, China’s worst-affected city by the disease."
You should visit the nearest health centre in case of fever, cough, or breathing difficulties.