African coronavirus patient says he never wanted to return with virus

African coronavirus patient says he never wanted to return with virus

- Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student who lives in Jingzhou in China, is the first African to have contracted the coronavirus

- He is also on record as the first African to be healed of the virus completely; he was treated in a Chinese hospital

- Daryl, whose treatment was fully funded by the Chinese government, says he never wanted to return to Africa with the virus

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A 21-year-old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, who contracted the coronavirus, reportedly promised never to return to Africa with it.

Daryl, who lives in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, reportedly said that he would not have left the city even if it was possible for him to do so.

He explained that he had no intention of taking the sickness back to Africa.

Kem Daryl: Healed coronavirus patient promised himself never to return with it to Africa

Source: UGC

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He was placed under a 14-day quarantine in his university dormitory after he showed signs of fever, a dry cough and flu-like symptoms.

In the early days of his sickness, he recalled a time he was hospitalised back home after he contracted malaria, and he feared the worst.

For 13 days, he was kept in isolation in a local Chinese hospital and treated with antibiotics, as well as drugs typically used to treat HIV patients. After two weeks of care, he began to show signs of recovery.

At the moment, he is on record as the first African to be infected with the deadly coronavirus as well as the first to recover from it.

All costs incurred in his treatment were borne by the Chinese government.

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Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has examined a mobile voting app, Voats, and concluded that it is riddled with flaws.

The app was designed to help tally votes in selected states as part of a pilot project aimed at introducing mobile voting.

The flaws reportedly created the opportunity for hackers to manipulate votes, change ballots and even block them.

Hackers could also create a tainted paper trail that eventually created complications when it comes to auditing.

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