Djibouti Confirms First COVID-19 Case

ADDIS ABEBA – Djibouti confirmed its first case of noble Conronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday, according to its foreign minister.

“The Spanish citizen has been confined and under medical surveillance, with this case Djibouti has confirmed its first positive COVID-19 case,” Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf tweeted.

Djibouti’s Health Ministry also he ministry said the case was part of a 32-member Spanish special forces unit that arrived in the East African nation on March 14 and who tested positive on March 17.

The special forces unit did not come into contact with Djiboutians and they would return to Spain, it added.

Djibouti, which lies in a key location connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, hosts a number of foreign military bases and is the main sea outlet for landlocked neighbor Ethiopia.

Agencies

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