March 10, 2020 / 2:21 PM / a month ago

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first coronavirus case

(Changes nationality of patient as per a second statement by health ministry)

KINSHASA, March 10 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, the health minister said on Tuesday.

The patient is a Congolese citizen, who has been placed in quarantine, minister Eteni Longondo said.

Reporting by Stanys Bujakera Writing by Alessandra Prentice Editing by Edward McAllister

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