1st coronavirus case confirmed in Mauritania

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Sat, 14 Mar 2020 - 09:49 GMT

Mauritanian old man walking past a mosque - Reuters

Mauritanian old man walking past a mosque - Reuters

NOUAKCHOTT, March 14 (MENA) - Mauritania's Minister of Health Nazir Ould Hamid confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus in the country.

In a statement broadcast by the state TV, the minister added that a foreigner has tested positive for the COVID-19.

The patient entered the country on March 9 and has self-quarantined after interacting with a positive coronavirus case in Europe.

The ministry called on the citizens to be cautious and abide by the precautionary measures.

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