Egyptian returning from Serbia via France positive for coronavirus

NEWS 05.03.2020 18:53
Source: Tanjug/Tanja Valič

A 44-year-old Egyptian man returning from Serbia through France tested positive for coronavirus, the Egyptian Health Ministry said on Thursday, CNN reported.

That’s the first reported coronavirus case for an Egyptian national. Two other foreigners previously tested positive there.

The new patient, who stopped in France for a 12-hour transit, did not show symptoms upon arrival, according to a statement by the ministry.

He is currently receiving health care and will be kept in quarantine, the statement added.    

Earlier on Thursday, Serbia’s Health Ministry said that none of the people examined so far had tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Ministry has been issuing a statement every morning and evening for the past few days, saying how many people had been tested to date and confirming that none of them had been infected with the coronavirus.

The latest statement said that 56 people had been tested for the coronavirus at the Torlak Institute which is home to the country’s top medical laboratory.