March 12, 2020 / 11:51 PM / 17 days ago

Ghana and Gabon confirm first cases of coronavirus

LIBREVILLE/ACCRA, March 13 (Reuters) - Gabon and Ghana confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Thursday, becoming the ninth and tenth countries in sub-Saharan Africa to register positive cases.

In a statement, Gabon’s government said its case was a 27-year-old Gabonese man who had returned from France on March 8.

Ghana’s health ministry said its two cases had returned recently from Norway and Turkey. (Editing By Tom Hogue)

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