Tunisia confirms first coronavirus case – health minister

Tunisia confirms first coronavirus case – health minister
epa08268909 Tunisian Minister of Health Abdellatif Mekki (C) speaks during the press conference on coronavirus at the headquarters of the ministry of health in Tunis, Tunisia, 04 March 2020. Tunisian health authorities on 02 March confirmed its first case of the coronavirus. EPA-EFE/MOHAMED MESSARA

TUNIS, March 2 (Reuters) - Tunisia has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, the health minister said on Monday at a news conference.

The minister Abdelatif el-Maki said the patient was a Tunisian man. (Reporting by Tarek Amara and Angus McDowall; Editing by Alison Williams)


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