Saturday 15 February 2020

Egypt confirms coronavirus case, the first in Africa

The 1st case of the Novel Coronavirus in Africa has been detected in Egypt. Experts and African leaders have expressed concern about the virus expanding in the Africa continent. The virus could do much damage in the least developed countries with weaker health systems. The W.H.O has hurried to prepare African health systems. Many of these systems are overburdened or lack diagnostic tests.

The 1st death of the coronavirus disease in Europe has occurred in France.

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Egypt is a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East. It dates back to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza's colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor's hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital of Egypt is Cairo. It is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities. The population of Egypt is 97.55 million (2017). The official language of Egypt is Modern Standard Arabic.

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