Covid-19: Tanzania's 1st patient recovers from virus

Covid-19: Tanzania's 1st patient recovers from virus

- A 46-year-old woman has recovered from coronavirus in Tanzania, making it the country's first

- The woman tested positive for Covid-19 when she came back to the country from Belgium on Friday, 15 March

- Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzanian health minister, said that the patient tested negative to all the tests that were carried out on her to ascertain her subsequent status

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As the world is hit by coronavirus pandemic, Tanzania has recorded a win as its first patient recovered from the virus.

The news was broken by the country’s health minister, Ummy Mwalimu, who said the patient tested negative in all the three series of tests carried out on her, Daily Monitor reports.

The recovered woman tested positive to the virus on Friday, 15 March after she returned from Belgium on a RwandAir plane.

The country is presently working on the discharge process for the recovered patient. Photo source: Daily Monitor/AJ English

The country is presently working on the discharge process for the recovered patient. Photo source: Daily Monitor/AJ English
Source: UGC

Though she was screened at Kilimanjaro International Airport on her arrival, she did not show any symptoms of the virus until she took ill on the second day in her hotel room.

Briefly.co.za also gathered that since the confirmation of the index case of the novel coronavirus in Lagos, the Nigerian government has been telling the citizens not to panic, giving assurance that everything is under control.

However, as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country increases, Nigerians put pressure on the federal government to restrict movements into the country.

The Nigerian government responded by placing a travel ban on countries with over 1,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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