Egypt confirms first coronavirus case

Egypt has confirmed its first coronavirus case, saying the affected person was a foreigner who had been put into isolation in hospital.

The health ministry on Friday said in a statement it had immediately informed the World Health Organization and had taken all necessary preventative measures. It did not give the nationality of the affected person, or any other details.

WHO Egypt said on Twitter the person was carrying the virus, but had not shown any symptoms and was in a stable condition.