Guadeloupe reports first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19)

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French website, La 1ère, on Thursday, reported the first positive case of coronavirus (COVID -19) on the French island of Guadeloupe.

According to the website, the 36-year-old woman had just returned to the island on a ship from France where she had stayed for some weeks before returning to Guadeloupe.

The La 1ère report also stated that on that ship, there were Italians from the city of Milan, in the north of Italy, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus.

The woman experienced coughs, a headache, a runny nose upon landing in Pointe-à-Pître and called an emergency centre and afterwards went to the Infectious Disease Department of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pointe-à-Pitre (CHU) accompanied by her husband, daughter and a friend.

Health authorities say that the woman’s health does not require hospitalization but she will be isolated and will be monitored regularly.

The authorities are now searching for those she was in contact with and once identified, they will be monitored daily and tested if necessary.

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  1. March 14, 2020

    How many first case Guadeloupe has…I thought I read sometime ago on your site they had their first case…

  2. Ingrid
    March 13, 2020

    Every body stop travelling stay at your home..
    Arréter de partir en voyage resté chez-vous


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