COVID-19: 1st patient recovers from coronavirus in Tanzania

COVID-19: 1st patient recovers from coronavirus in Tanzania

- A 46-year-old woman has recovered from coronavirus in Tanzania, making it the country's first

- The woman tested positive to Covid-19 when she came back to the country from Belgium on Friday, March 15

- Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzanian health minister, said that the patient tested negative to all the tests that were carried out on her to ascertain her subsequent status

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As the world is hit by coronavirus pandemic, Tanzania has recorded a win as its first patient recovered from the virus.

The news was broken by the country’s health minister, Ummy Mwalimu, who said the patient tested negative in all the three series of tests carried out on her, Daily Monitor reports.

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The recovered woman tested positive to the virus on Friday, March 15, after she returned from Belgium on a RwandAir plane.

The country is presently working on the discharge process for the recovered patient. Photo source: Daily Monitor/AJ English
The country is presently working on the discharge process for the recovered patient. Photo source: Daily Monitor/AJ English
Source: UGC

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Though she was screened at Kilimanjaro International Airport on her arrival, she did not show any symptoms of the virus until she took ill on the second day in her hotel room.

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed five new cases of the raging coronavirus in the country as Rivers state gets its first case.

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The NCDC said two of the new cases are in Lagos, two are in Abuja while the remaining one is in Rivers state.

With the new confirmed cases, Nigeria now has 51 cases with two patients discharged and one death, as of Wednesday evening, March 25.

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Since the confirmation of the index case of the novel coronavirus in Lagos, the Nigerian government has been telling the citizens not to panic, giving assurance that everything is under control.

However, as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country increases, Nigerians put pressure on the federal government to restrict movements into the country.

The Nigerian government responded by placing a travel ban on countries with over 1,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

In related news, Bishop Sam Zuga of House of Joy ministry and founder of both Samzuga free medical treatment and Samzuga international has left many of his followers with high hopes after he offered to treat anyone infected with the coronavirus.

The man of God revealed this during a healing crusade organised to sensitize people about coronavirus also known as COVID-19, in Yola, Adamawa state.

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