the Minister of health of Egypt Hala Zayed said that the country recorded the first case of coronavirus.

the Disease is detected the foreigner who is the carrier of the infection but shows no symptoms of the disease, RIA Novosti reported.

Egypt became the first African country where this infection is detected.

currently, the carrier of the infection is quarantined for a period of up to two weeks. Placed under quarantine and all contact with a carrier of contagion, although no symptoms of the disease have not been identified.

the Minister did not disclose the personal data of the sick, but according to local media, the infected man who is about 40 years old, and he is a citizen of the PRC.

Meanwhile, the who declared the outbreak an emergency situation of international importance and gave the disease a formal name – COVID-2019. According to the latest data, the number of infected in China exceeded 66 thousand people died 1523, outside of China revealed infection of 505 people, including two cases in Russia.