Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization as it spreads to 114 countries worldwide with reported 118,000 cases.
Nigeria recorded the first case in Sub Sahara Africa on the 28th of February and Ivory Coast has recorded it’s index case according to multiple reports gotten from that part of the continent.
As of now, Ivory Coast becomes the firth after Nigeria, Togo and Burkina Faso to report the case of Coronavirus in the West Africa while others includes Cameroon, DR Congo and the South Africa.
The reported case happened in Abidjan, the country’s state capital and it’s a 45-years old Ivorian man meanwhile the country’s government had continued calm panic while continuing it’s preparedness for the outbreak just so things doesn’t get worse.
The country had initially recorded a suspected case back in January but this was later realized to be negative. The country like many others received testing capacity from the World Health Organization, WHO.
As the spread of the novel coronavirus increases worldwide, the WHO appeals to governing bodies that necessary measures should be taken to ensure the safety of all their citizens and ensuring strict measures to ensure the spread is curb off once and for all.
— Rachael Akidi (@rakidi) March 11, 2020