Algeria has confirmed a case of Covid-19 (coronavirus), thus, making it the second African country to report this.
The disease, which originated from China in December, has spread to about 30 countries across the world.
Virus hits Algeria
The WHO in a statement released on Tuesday said the Covid-19 was detected in an adult Italian who arrived in the country February 17.
WHO said that the case was reported by the ministry of health, population and hospital reform of Algeria.
The health authorities report that “tests indicate that an Italian adult who arrived in the country on February 17 has tested positive for coronavirus disease” .
This is the first Covid-19 case reported in the country, and the second on the continent.
WHO is already preparing to deploy a team of experts to Algeria to support health authorities.