Coronavirus: Botswana reports first 3 cases of fast-spreading disease

Coronavirus: Botswana reports first 3 cases of fast-spreading disease

- Botswana has recorded the first three cases of coronavirus as the infection continues to spread around the world

- Lemogang Kwape, the country's health minister disclosed this on Monday, March 30, in a state broadcast

- Kwape revealed that three people who tested positive for the virus recently travelled to Britain and Thailand

Botswana one of the twenty countries recently listed yet to record a single case of the COVID-19 either as suspected or confirmed has finally recorded its first three cases of coronavirus.

According to Reuters, the country's health minister Lemogang Kwape confirmed the development on Monday, March 30.

The minister speaking on state television said the three people who recently travelled to Britain and Thailand had tested positive for the virus and were currently in quarantine.

Coronavirus: Botswana reports first 3 cases of fast-spreading disease

Botswana reports the first 3 cases of coronavirus
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the health ministry in South Africa announced that the first two South Africans have died after contracting the coronavirus in a statement released on Friday morning, March 27.

So far, very little information is available on the situation, with health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize commenting: "We will give you more details later on, when we announce the latest confirmed Covid-19 cases, which have increased from yesterday's number and tipped the 1 000 mark."

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In a related development, Liberia has been hit by coronavirus as the country confirmed the first case of the deadly disease which is responsible for the death of thousands across the world.

In a statement released by a health ministry official on Monday, March 16, the first case of the virus was reported, though the identity of the patient was not revealed for privacy sake.

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

Meanwhile, a Nigerian lady with the name Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi has shared her isolation experience after she recovered from coronavirus.

She said that she started noticing symptoms of the virus after she returned from the UK post-commonwealth event.

Oluwaseun had to quickly self-isolate, and some days after then tested positive to the deadly Covid-19. The development threw off all her arrival plans.

The Nigerian lady said she had to call the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to get tested and on getting to the isolation centre, had to wait for a long two-hour period.

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