“Monkeypox was found in one of our patients.

The patient is 37 years old... He is in isolation,” the minister wrote on his Twitter.

No other cases have been identified so far, he said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee had previously recognized the emergency nature of the monkeypox outbreak, but did not agree that it was an emergency of international concern.

Monkeypox has officially been declared a pandemic, according to the World Health Network.