Egypt detects second case of coronavirus

CAIRO: Egypt reported its second novel case on Monday, more than two weeks after announcing the first confirmed infection in Africa.

The foreigner is showing minor symptoms and has been quarantined, the ministry and the World Health Organization He said in a joint statement.

He added that other people who had contact with the patient undergo medical tests.

Egypt announced its first confirmed case of coronavirus again on February 14.

The patient, a Chinese citizen, was released last week after recovering, according to the statement.

Cairo has been cooperating with the French and Canadian authorities after they both announced seven confirmed cases of the traveler virus from Egypt.

With the number of cases increasing in the Gulf, Qatar imposed a temporary ban on visitors coming from Egypt through transit points on Sunday, citing the spread of COVID-19.

Kuwait did not reach a flight restriction, but added additional detection measures for travelers boarding their flights from Egypt.

The Egyptian Health Minister traveled to China on Sunday amid growing criticism and satirical publications on social media about the management of her outbreak ministry.

At a press conference at the Cairo airport, he praised Beijing's efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

The global death toll from the epidemic exceeded 3,000 on Monday after dozens more were killed in China and cases shot up worldwide with a second death on US soil.