Togo confirms first case of coronavirus

Togo confirms first case of coronavirus

- Togo has confirmed its first case of coronavirus

- The patient is a 42-year-old woman who lived in Lome, the capital

- She is said to have visited some countries including Benin, Germany, France, and Turkey between February and March

- The woman has been isolated and receiving treatment

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The government of Togo has confirmed the country's first case of coronavirus in a press release issued on Friday, March 6, 2020.

The patient is a 42-year-old woman who was a resident in Lome, the capital.

The patient, prior to being diagnosed, had visited Benin, Germany, France and Turkey in late February and early March.

Togo confirms first case of coronavirus

The press release detailing Togo's first case of coronavirus
Source: UGC

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She has since been isolated and receiving treatment, and health authorities say she is currently in a stable condition.

Excepts of the statement in English said, “Togo has been preparing to deal with it [coronavirus],” since the outbreak.

It said the country has been “taking active surveillance measures” along its borders.

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Meanwhile, on Friday, March 6, 2020, Ghana and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital reportedly recorded a suspected case of coronavirus.

However, tests later proved the case negative with health officials saying Ghana is still free of the virus.

US President, Donald Trump, has also donated a sum of $100,000 to help fight the outbreak of the disease which first started in China.

People around the world have also started a coronavirus challenge in which they have shared funny photos of how they are combating the virus.

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