Coronavirus first cases confirmed in Somalia, Tanzania, Liberia

Coronavirus first cases confirmed in Somalia, Tanzania, Liberia

- Not fewer than three African countries have recorded their first cases of coronavirus on Monday, March 16

- The ministries of health in Somalia, Tanzania and Liberia have all confirmed the Covid-19 index cases

- Meanwhile, Morocco has said it will close mosques, eateries, cinemas, theatres, sports, etc as parts of its measures against coronavirus outbreak

As health officials intensify efforts to create a vaccine for coronavirus, the infection has not ceased spreading across the world.

On Monday, March 16, another East African country, Somalia, recorded its first case of Covid-19, according to a report by Al Jazeera.

The development has been reportedly confirmed by Somalia's Ministry of Health.

Similarly, Tanzania has confirmed its first case of coronavirus. gathers that Tanzania's health ministry's spokesman Gerald Chami confirmed the development.

Coronavirus: Somalia, Tanzania confirm first Covid-19 cases

Lagos health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, inspecting the facilities put in place to contain coronavirus spread in Nigeria
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Also, Liberia, a West African country, has been hit by coronavirus as it confirmed the first case of the deadly disease which is responsible for the death of thousands across the world.

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According to CNBC Africa, President George Weah is expected to make a speech later in the day as concern and tension grow over the country's ability to curtail the disease.

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Recall that three first cases of coronavirus had been reported in three African countries, namely Guinea, Sudan and Ethiopia on Friday, March 13.

The index case in the West African country of Guinea is an employee of the European Union delegation.

Sudan confirmed its index case on Friday which is an unnamed man who had returned from the United Arab Emirates.

The man reportedly died on Thursday, March 12, according to a statement by the country's Ministry of Health.

In its bid to avoid the virus outbreak, the Sudanese government has reportedly stopped issuing visa flight services to eight countries including Italy and Egypt.

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The third country, Ethiopia, also recorded its first case of the deadly virus. The East African country's public health institute said it confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus on Friday.

Takele Uma Banti who is the mayor of the capital Addis Ababa disclosed on Twitter that the country's index case is a Japanese citizen.

Meanwhile, Morocco's supreme religious council has said it will close all mosques from today, Monday, March 16, as a protective measure against the coronavirus outbreak.

Al Jazeera reports that the country's interior ministry also said eateries, cinemas, theatres, sports, public clubs, baths, and other entertainment venues will be closed.

The ministry, however, said markets, and shops selling necessary goods, as well as restaurants offering a delivery service, are exempt. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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