The first patient infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a Belgian man.
"It is only a few minutes ago that we received the information from the INRB (National Institute for Biomedical Research - the national medical organisation in the DCR)," Eteni Longodo, the Congolese Minister for Health, said to Actualite.cd, a local news source.
The patient is a Belgian citizen, who has been placed in quarantine after testing positive for the virus at the airport of the capital Kinshasa, a Health Ministry spokesperson told Reuters.
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"We are now looking for the people who were in contact with him," Longodo said.
The Brussels Times