- The Seychelles has declared coronavirus-free, becoming the third country to achieve the feat behind Mauritius and Eritrea
- The country's confirmed Covid-19 cases reached 11, all of whom have been successfully treated and discharged
- Mauritius was the first country to declare itself coronavirus-free, followed by Eritrea
The Seychelles has attained coronavirus-free status after the ministry of health announced full recoveries as of Monday, 18 May, becoming the third African country to achieve the feat behind Mauritius and Eritrea.
Briefly.co.za learnt that according to African News, Seychelles' confirmed Covid-19 cases stood at 11, all of whom have been successfully treated and discharged while 74 others remain in quarantine.
The coronavirus cases have continued to increase in Africa as the continent now has 86,721 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization.
In Africa, 2,721 patients have succumbed to the deadly disease while more than 33,000 people recovered.
South Africa is topping the list as the country with the highest number of cases of the dangerous disease.
Nigeria is number three on the list with 6,175 confirmed cases and 191 deaths. Ghana is trailing Nigeria with 5,735 confirmed cases and 29 deaths.
It was previously reported that the government of the East African country of Eritrea declared the country as coronavirus-free.
Eritrea made the official pronouncement after all the country's 39 confirmed cases successfully recovered from the disease.
The country's health ministry said the last coronavirus patient was discharged from the hospital on Friday, 15 May.
In other news, a 22-year-old pregnant woman diagnosed with Covid-19 delivered twins at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
The disclosure was made by Wasiu Adeyemo, the hospital’s chairman and the Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), who said the babies were delivered on Tuesday,.
The twins, a boy and a girl, were delivered through cesarean section and they weighed 3.2kg and 3.25kg.
The statement by the CMAC read:
“The mother and babies are doing well! Once again, celebrate our committed frontline staff for this achievement. We also appreciate the support of the federal government, Lagos State government and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC."
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