Mozambique has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus – a 75-year-old man who had recently returned from Britain, health minister Armindo Tiago said on Sunday.
The man returned to the country mid-March, Tiago told journalists.
The government of Kenya also confirmed eight more cases of COVID19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 15.
As of Saturday, more than half the nations on the African continent — 36 of the 54 countries — had reported cases.
The virus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, emerged in Wuhan, China last December.
It has spread to at least 169 countries and regions, according to data compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.
Out of almost 312,000 confirmed cases, the death toll now exceeds 13,400, while nearly 94,000 have recovered.
Italy, China, Iran, and Spain continue to be the most affected countries.