Senegal confirms second coronavirus case

Senegal’s health ministry said a second person has tested positive for coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of cases in sub-Saharan Africa to three.

It says the patient is an 80-year-old French national who arrived in the West African country on 29 February.

This case is similar to the first case which was recorded on Monday also of a French national resident in Senegal but having flown in from France.

News of this second confirmed case in Senegal brings the total number of confirmed cases on the African continent to 12.

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