Togo on Friday, confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus.
The case was confirmed after a 42-year-old woman tested positive following her return from a trip to Benin, Germany, France and Turkey.
The presidency in a statement said the index case is currently isolated in a treatment centre for infectious diseases”
“From February 22 to March 2, 2020 she visited Benin, Germany, France and Turkey before returning to Togo via the land border with Benin.
“All people who had contact with the patient in the country have been identified and put in quarantine,” the statement added.
In Africa, Senegal , South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon have recorded positive cases since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China.