Ethiopia confirms first case of coronavirus

Medical workers in protective suits attend to a patient inside an isolated ward of Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan. (Reuters)

Ethiopia has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, the country's public health institute said on Friday.

Takele Uma Banti, the mayor of the capital Addis Ababa, tweeted that a Japanese citizen was the person affected. “We should avoid meetings and hand contacts,” the mayor wrote on Twitter.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57