Tunisia has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, the country’s health minister told journalists on Monday.
Abdelatif el-Maki said the patient was a 40-year-old Tunisian man, who arrived in the country by boat from Italy on 27 February.
He and the other passengers had been advised to monitor themselves. When his fever spiked, he contacted emergency services.
In Africa, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Nigeria have all confirmed cases of the virus.
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