Togo confirms first case of coronavirus

The government of Togo confirmed the country’s first coronavirus case on Friday.

In a statement, the Togolese government said the patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 was a woman, and recently travelled to Benin, France, Germany, and Turkey.

She returned to Togo from Benin by road and arrived in the capital Lome on March 2.

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The statement said the 42-year-old patient was currently isolated at an infectious disease treatment center and there were no major concerns regarding her health.

Togo joins a growing list of African countries with coronavirus cases, which include Cameroon, Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, and Algeria.


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