Burkina Faso: Authorities Confirms Two Coronavirus Cases
Burkina Faso: Authorities Confirms Two Coronavirus Cases

Burkina Faso’s health ministry has confirmed two coronavirus cases – the first reported in the country.

The patients are a Burkinabè couple who recently returned from France in February, Health Minister Claudine Lougue told reporters.

The man is 73-years-old and the woman is 57. They tested positive for the virus and have been placed in isolation, authorities say.

A third person who was reportedly in close contact with the couple has been placed under observation.

Burkina Faso becomes the sixth sub-Saharan African country to report positive tests for coronavirus.

Latest figures indicate there are now 100 confirmed coronavirus cases across Africa.