Egypt on Friday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, making it the first known infection in Africa.
A joint statement from Egypt's health and population ministries said the patient was not from Egypt.
With over 120 new deaths reported in China, the virus death toll mounted to nearly 1,400 on Friday.
In the US, health authorities will begin testing patients with flu-like symptoms for coronavirus, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorities said Friday.
Currently, there are 15 confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection in the US.