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Coronavirus: South Africa Confirms First Case




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Amarachi Issac

South Africa’s Health Minister reported the country’s first case of the Coronavirus outbreak.

“The National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive,” the country’s health minister, Zweli Mkhize said.

“The patient is a 38-year-old male who traveled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back in South Africa on March 1, 2020,” Mhkize added.

The case was detected in the country’s eastern Kwa-Zulu Natal province.

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The patient and his wife were part of a group of 10 people who arrived back in South Africa from Italy on March 1.

Two days later, on March 3, he consulted a private general practitioner with a fever, headache, sore throat and a cough.

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