April 5, 2020 / 10:59 AM / 2 months ago

South Sudan confirms first case of coronavirus

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan has confirmed its first case of COVID-19, its vice president said on Sunday, becoming the latest African nation to report a case of the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Riek Machar said a 29-year old patient arrived in the country from Ethiopia on February 28, and that she was being treated in isolation.

Reporting by Denis Dumo; writing by Duncan Miriri; editing by Jason Neely

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