The first case of coronavirus in South Africa has been confirmed following a 38-year-old man was tested positive for the (COVID-19) virus in KwaZulu-Natal.
The man recently traveled to Italy and has been in self-isolation since. Over 90,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide.
More than 3,000 people have died globally, the vast majority in China. Over 100 people in Italy have died, while over 3,000 have tested positive.
Egypt reported first case in an Egyptian national. The North Africa nation recorded the first coronavirus case in an Egyptian national who had returned from Serbia via France, a joint statement from the health ministry and the World Health Organization said.
The North African country registered two cases before in foreigners, one of whom recovered and was released from quarantine.
The world steps up efforts to tackle COVID-19, as number of people who have died from the virus globally exceeds 3,280.
Meanwhile Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and South Africa have marked their first cases of coronavirus while the biblical Church of Nativity in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank closes due to coronavirus fears.
Globally, more than 95,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the vast majority of them in China where the virus originated late last year.