Burkina Faso has recorded its first two cases of Coronavirus (CODVID-19) in the country on Monday 9, 2020, becoming the sixth African country to be affected since its outbreak.
Prof. Claudine Lougué, Burkina Faso’s Health Minister, told reporters that the two patients, a husband, and wife, had recently returned to Burkina Faso from a trip to France and were now in isolation.
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According to reports, another person who was in close contact with the couple has been confined at home being closely monitored.
The health minister said a health team is in place and following up on other persons who may have come into contact with the patients.
“We invite anyone who has stayed in affected areas or who has been in close contact with a proven case to observe individual and collective prevention measures,” Professor Claudine Lougué said.
Egypt, Algeria, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Togo, South Africa, and Cameroon have recorded the deadly Coronavirus, with all a single number confirmed cases.
In Ghana, more than 40 suspected COVID-19 cases have been tested but the results have all been negative.