Burkina Faso confirms first cases of coronavirus
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.
The man is 73-years-old and the woman is 57. They tested positive for the virus on Monday 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.