In Egypt discovered the first case of infection by the coronavirus in the country.

according to RIA Novosti, about this world community has informed the local Ministry of health, noting that a carrier of infection is a foreigner.

thus, Egypt became the first country in Africa where the disease is discovered.

the world health organization declared the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus 2019-nCoV and called COVID-2019, the emergency situation of international importance.

the disease was First registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. To date, the number of infected in China exceeded 63.8 thousand people died in 1380. Outside China has been infected 505 people, including two cases in Russia.