KIGALI, Rwanda

Guinea’s health ministry on Friday announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19. 

The female patient is a Belgian citizen who has lived in Guinea since October 2018 working for the European Union delegation in the country, according to a statement by the Health Minister Dr. Remy Lama.

The 49-year-old went to Brussels in Belgium on Feb.15 for holidays, then visited Nice in France for the period from Feb.17 to 21, 2020 before returning to Brussels, according to the statement.

She then arrived in Guinea’s city Conakry on March 3.

According to the statement, the patient was placed in

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