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 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.
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