March 9, 2020 / 9:15 PM / 20 days ago

Burkina Faso confirms first cases of coronavirus

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso on Monday reported its first two cases of coronavirus, the health minister said, becoming the sixth country in sub-Saharan Africa affected by the virus.

Health Minister Claudine Lougue 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.

Reporting by Thiam Ndiaga; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Sandra Maler

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