Sudan has reported its first confirmed coronavirus case, a man who died on Thursday and had visited the United Arab Emirates in the first week of March.
The man, in his 50s, died in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the health ministry said in a statement.
Sudan on Thursday stopped visa issuance and flight services to eight countries including Italy and neighbouring Egypt over fears of the coronavirus outbreak. Bus trips to Egypt have also been suspended.
Ethiopia also confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, the country’s public health institute told Reuters news agency.
Takele Uma Banti, the mayor of the capital Addis Ababa, tweeted that a Japanese citizen was the person affected.
“We should avoid meetings and hand contacts,” the mayor wrote on Twitter.
An employee of the European Union delegation in Guinea has tested positive for coronavirus, a delegation spokesman said on Friday, in Guinea’s first confirmed case of the virus.
The patient had self-isolated after she felt ill upon returning to Guinea from Europe, spokesman Alimou Sow told Reuters. Guinea’s government has not yet commented on the matter.