Ghana, Kenya, Gabon record index cases of coronavirus

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Three African countries have recorded index cases of coronavirus as the spread continues, Ghana in West Africa, Gabon in Central Africa and Kenya in East Africa.

The Kenyan case is the first in East Africa, and according to the Ministry of Health, the patient is a Kenyan citizen who returned to the United States of America via London, United Kingdom on the March 5, 2020.

In Ghana, Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu confirmed that the two patients who tested positive for the virus had arrived from Norway and Turkey.

In Gabon, government spokesman Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou said the patient was a Gabonese man who had recently entered the territory from France.

The three countries bring the tally of affected African states to fifteen. With West Africa topping with almost half of the affected nations.

African countries already having cases of coronavirus:

  • West Africa – Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Togo, and Senegal
  • East Africa – Kenya
  • Central Africa – DR Congo, Cameroon
  • Southern Africa – South Africa
  • North Africa – Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria

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