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Sierra Leone confirms first case of coronavirus

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Sierra Leone has recorded its first confirmed case of Coronavirus on Tuesday.

The President, Julius Maada Bio, via a televised press conference said a 37 year old man has tested positive after he arrived the country from France on March 16.

During his speech, the President said: “When I did my first coronavirus press conference, I said that it was not a matter of if, but when. Well, ladies and gentlemen, the ‘when’ has come.”

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Meanwhile, the man has been quarantined since his arrival but the president gave no measures on handling further spread of the pandemic.

Prior to now, Sierra Leone was among the few countries in Africa including Burundi, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan, Lesotho, Comoros and Malawi to record zero cases of the deadly Covid-19 virus.

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