Mauritania confirms first coronavirus case

NOUAKCHOTT, March 13 (Reuters) - Mauritania's health ministry confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the West African country in a statement on Friday.

The patient is a European man living in Mauritania who returned to the country's capital Nouakchott on March 9 and had since been in quarantine. His nationality was not specified. (Reporting by Kissima Diagana; Writing by Juliette Jabkhiro; Editing by Daniel Wallis)