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Coronavirus: Burkina Faso confirms first two cases

Burkina Faso, Ghana’s neighbour, on Monday, 9 March 2020 reported its first two cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The two patients, a husband and wife, had recently returned to Burkina Faso from a trip to France and were now in isolation, Reuters reported.

This brings to eight, the number of African countries that haave recorded cases of coronavirus.

They are: Cameroon, Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Togo and Egypt.

In Ghana, more than 40 suspected COVID-19 cases have been tested but the results have all been negative.

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 113,000 people around the world and killed over 4000 according to CNN’s tally as at Tuesday, 10 March 2020.


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