Eritrea Confirms First Coronavirus Case

ADDIS ABABA – Eritrea has confirmed its first coronavirus case, its information minister said on Saturday.

The patient “arrived at Asmara International Airport from Norway with Fly Dubai at 7:00 a.m,” Minister Yemane Meskel said on Twitter.

The 39-year-old was an Eritrean national with permanent residence in Norway and was undergoing treatment, he said.

“The patient is quarantined promptly following a screening process at the airport and diagnosed positive for COVID-19,” he said.

The minister said the patient is currently receiving all necessary treatment.

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