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Egypt has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus.
Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mugahed said in a statement Friday that the affected person is a foreigner, who is not showing any serious symptoms.
This makes Egypt the first country in the African continent to report a coronavirus case.
The spokesman added the patient is now being quarantined.
Details of the patient, and what route he or she took before entering Egypt have not been revealed.■
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