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Just in: Ethiopian Airways flies Coronavirus suspect to Bostwana
After escaping from earlier suspected case in a West African country, first suspected case of dreaded and trending killer virus, called Coronavirus may have landed the African nation Botswana on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
In a statement issued by Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness at Gaborone, the nation’s capital and sent to Business Hilights in Lagos said “The suspected case was registered at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport upon arrival using Ethiopian Airways from China,” adding that “The suspect case is still under isolation at Block 8 Clinic and investigations are ongoing”.
The statement endorsed by Director of Health Services at the Ministry, Malaki Tshipayagae averred that “The Ministry continue to monitor the situation closely in consultation with World Health Organization (WHO and will keep the public undated.”
A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses are not dangerous.
Fact checks from China showed that the virus has devastated mainland China with over hundred deaths and total lockdown in parts of the epicentre, Wuhan, China. The virus had started from a local seafood market in Wuhan earlier in January.
BBC reports that the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 170, and a confirmed case in Tibet means it has reached every region in mainland China.
Chinese health authorities said there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of 29 January.
Infections have also spread to at least 15 other countries.
Additional fact check shows that Botswana, one of the best economies in Africa driven by diary farming powered by ranching is about five hours, 24 minutes flight to Nigeria. The coutnry also boost of over 1,000 Nigerian professionals and businessmen.
The World Health Organization (WHO) are again meeting in Geneva to consider whether the virus should be declared a global health emergency.
Various countries have implemented evacuation and quarantine plans for nationals wanting to return from China, where the outbreak began in the city of Wuhan.
Russia has decided to close its 4,300km (2,670-mile) far-eastern border with China in an attempt to stop contagion.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Germany, Vietnam and Japan, as places where people had caught the virus from others who had visited China.
Business Hilights gathered that some types of coronaviruses are serious, though. About 858 people have died from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), which first appeared in 2012 in Saudi Arabia and then in other countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In April 2014, the first American was hospitalized for MERS in Indiana and another case was reported in Florida. Both had just returned from Saudi Arabia. In May 2015, there was an outbreak of MERS in Korea, which was the largest outbreak outside of the Arabian Peninsula. In 2003, 774 people died from a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. As of 2015, there were no further reports of cases of SARS.
But In early 2020, following a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization identified a new type, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
THE STATEMENT FROM BOTSWANA