- The student suspected with the case of coronavirus in the Côte d’Ivoire has tested negative
- Tests by research institutes in Côte d’Ivoire and France have come back negative for the virus
- If the results had been positive, this would have been the first confirmed case in Africa
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the student suspected with the case of coronavirus in the Côte d’Ivoire has tested negative.
According to the country’s health authorities, tests by research institutes in Côte d’Ivoire and France had come back negative for the virus.
The 34-year-old student was kept in quarantine when she arrived from Beijing and was showing flu-like symptoms whilst tests were carried out.
According to a report by Graphic Online, the Ivorian health ministry said she has been treated for her symptoms and is recovering well.
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If the results had been positive, this would have been the first confirmed case in Africa.
Another four suspected cases have been isolated in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, including three students travelling from the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan in China.
Meanwhile, Kenya has isolated another student from Wuhan who arrived in Nairobi on Tuesday.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Cote d'Ivoire has recorded the first African case of the Wuhan coronavirus which was first identified in China
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Cote d'Ivoire’s Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene said in a statement Sunday, January 26, 2019, said an Ivorian student who traveled from Beijing to Abidjan experienced symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and difficulty breathing.
The student was moved to a safe location on arrival at the airport and is currently under medical observation, the ministry said.
According to Joy News reports, authorities believe it is a case of pneumonia and not coronavirus, but the final diagnosis will be made after the analysis of the results of the test, the ministry said.
The ministry, however, urged residents not to panic, to maintain proper hygiene and to visit the closest health center in case of fever, cough or breathing difficulties.
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