BREAKING: First cases of coronavirus recorded in Tunisia, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Jordan

BREAKING: First cases of coronavirus recorded in Tunisia, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Jordan

- As the world battles COVID-19 globally, four countries have recorded their first cases on Monday, March 2

- Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia and Jordan have announced the first new cases in their respective countries

- Experts say coronavirus presents the world economy with its greatest danger since the global financial crisis in 2008

COVID-19 also known as coronavirus seems to be spreading like wildfire in various parts of the world.

On Monday, March 2, four countries recorded their first cases in what is now seen as a global epidemic.

Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and Tunisia recorded their first cases as experts warned that the viral disease presents the world economy with its greatest danger since the global financial crisis in 2008.

The Saudi health ministry announced that the infected case is a citizen who came from Iran via Bahrain.

BREAKING: First cases of coronavirus recorded in Tunisia, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Jordan
Nigeria recorded its first case recently and government officials have been on top of the situation. Photo: FGN
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The ministry said once he tested positive for the virus, he was placed under quarantine in a hospital and is being provided with the necessary medical care.

Tunisia's health minister, Abdelatif el-Maki, confirmed the country's first case of the new coronavirus, adding that the patient is a Tunisian man.

Senegal’s health minister, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarron also announced the first case of coronavirus in the country.

He said the patient is a French man who lives in Senegal and flew back from France on Wednesday, February 26 into the West African country.

The patient had since been in contact with his wife and two children and is now under quarantine in a hospital in the capital Dakar.

On the same day, Jordan's health minister, Saad Jaber announced the kingdom's first case of coronavirus.

The minister said the infected person arrived back in Jordan from Italy two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Vietnam has announced that all 16 infected patients infected with coronavirus in the country have been discharged from hospital and cured.

The country's ministry of health, however, said one patient is still being monitored in hospital, while others have been discharged, including a three-month-old infant.

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