Botswana announces suspected coronavirus case

The government of Botswana announced on Friday have announced the first suspected case of coronavirus in the country.

The passenger arrived aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight from China, a government statement says.

It adds that the individual has been put in isolation while investigations continue.

So far there have been no confirmed cases in Africa.

Kenya, Ivory Coast and Ethiopia had announced suspected cases of coronavirus but the results have come back negative.

On Thursday, the authorities is Sudan announced that two people who had visited the Chinese city of Wuhan – the epicentre of the virus outbreak – were under investigation.

The WHO declared the virus a global health emergency on Thursday.