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Togo confirms first case of coronavirus

The government of Togo confirmed the country’s first coronavirus case on Friday.

In a statement, the Togolese government said the patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 was a woman, and recently travelled to Benin, France, Germany, and Turkey.

She returned to Togo from Benin by road and arrived in the capital Lome on March 2.

The statement said the 42-year-old patient was currently isolated at an infectious disease treatment center and there were no major concerns regarding her health.

Togo joins a growing list of African countries with coronavirus cases, which include Cameroon, Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, and Algeria.


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