Senegal reports its first case of coronavirus, a Frenchman who returned to Dakar on Wednesday on a flight from France.
He requested medical assistance two days later at a private clinic, which then contacted the health ministry. The Senegalese health minister said that authorities would contact and monitor the passengers on the flight, as well as others who had contact with the man.
The patient who tested positive [Monday] for the virus is currently hospitalized. Senegal is the second country in sub-Saharan Africa, after Nigeria, to announce a confirmed case of coronavirus.
The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, called for calm and said that the government will take the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.