- Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student who lives in Jingzhou in China, is the first African to contract the coronavirus
- He is also on record as the first African to be healed of the virus completely; he was treated in a local Chinese hospital
- Daryl, whose treatment was fully funded by the Chinese government, says he never wanted to return to Africa with the virus
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A 21-year-old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, who contracted the coronavirus, reportedly promised never to return to Africa with it.
Daryl, who lives in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, reportedly stated that he would not have left the city even if it was possible for him to do so.
Per a report by bbc.com, he explained that he had no intention of taking the sickness back to Africa.
He was placed under a 14-day quarantine in his university dormitory after he showed signs of fever, a dry cough, and flu-like symptoms.
In the early days of his sickness, he recalled a time he was hospitalized back home after he contracted malaria, and he feared the worst.
For 13 days, he was kept in isolation in a local Chinese hospital and treated with antibiotics, as well as drugs typically used to treat HIV patients. After two weeks of care, he began to show signs of recovery.
At the moment, he is on record as the first to be infected with the deadly coronavirus as well as the first to recover.
YEN.com.gh understands that all cost incurred in his treatment was borne by the Chinese government.
In other news, the app industry recorded 204 billion downloads as consumers spent an estimated $120 billion in the year 2019.
The details, shared by App Annie’s recently released annual report dubbed ‘State of Mobile’ also showed that people now spend 3 hours and 40 minutes on the average, using apps.
Per a report by techcrunch, this creates competition for the television industry as apps are now a big business venture and not merely an excuse to pass idle hours.
YEN.com.gh understands that in the year 2019, mobile-inclined companies were valued at $544 billion in total.
This is reportedly over six times higher than companies without a focus on mobile. There have however been some recorded challenges in the mobile industry.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), once examined a mobile voting app, Voats, and concluded that it was riddled with flaws.
The app was designed to help tally votes in selected states as part of a pilot project aimed at introducing mobile voting.
The flaws reportedly created the opportunity for hackers to manipulate votes, change ballots and even block them on the blindside of voters.
Hackers could also create a tainted paper trail that eventually created complications when it comes to auditing.
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