Various posts on social networks report that "three Cameroonians have been quarantined in China" after contracting the coronavirus (2019-nCov).
In reality, only one Cameroonian contracted the disease. "We confirm that a Cameroonian student enrolled at Yangtze University has been infected with the new coronavirus. After receiving medical treatment, he is now in good health and the Cameroonian side has been kept updated throughout the treatment," the Chinese embassy in Cameroon confirmed in a tweet from 5 February. The Cameroonian victim in question is 21-year-old Pavel Daryl Kem Senou.
In a statement in Mandarin and English, Yangtze University said the Cameroonian student had been quarantined on 19 January after a visit to the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus, where hundreds have died and more than 3,000 people have been infected.
"During this period, he developed fever, cough, diarrhea and other symptoms. With the university's intervention, he went to Zhengzhou hospital on 28 January for consultation and was admitted at the hospital for treatment because of a "new type of highly suspected coronavirus pneumonia," the document reads.