Cameroon reports first coronavirus case: Statement

Algerian paramedics wearing protective outfits are pictured in front of El-Kettar hospital's special unit to treat cases of novel coronavirus in the capital Algiers on February 26, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

Cameroon's health ministry on Friday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the Central African country.

The patient is a 58-year-old French citizen who arrived in the capital Yaounde on February 24, it said in a statement.

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