Burkina Faso has become the sixth West African to be affected by Covid-19, the Health Minister, Claudine Lougue, has announced that the country has detected two cases of coronavirus, as a couple who returned from France have tested positive.
A Twitter user identified as Israel Laryea shared a post reporting that the Burkina Faso has joined the five other Sub-Saharan African countries to be hit by the Covid-19 virus , stating that a husband and wife who had recently returned from France has tested positive to coronavirus.
The Covid-19 has been reported to have hit five other African countries resulting to about 20 cases, with Burkina Faso making it the sixth West African country, since the outbreak of the virus in China, in December, 2019.
Below is the statuses of African countries combating the Covid-19 ;
In a press briefing, the Health Minister, Claudine stated that ” the samples, taken and analysed…… has tested positive for the coronavirus.
” one of the infected people is a Burkinabe woman who returned from France on February, 24th”.
“The tests on her husband also proved positive,” she said, adding that a third person who travelled with the couple had no symptoms but was under observation.
The woman is reported, to had been staying in the east French town of Mulhouse, Lougue added.
The couple have been quarantined at the Tengandogl teaching Hospital in the Southern part of the Capital Ouagadougou.
The Health Minister further stated that over 13,000 passengers have been monitored with equipment installed at the Ouagadougou Airport as part of the strategy to tackle the virus at a cost of over 13million euros ($14.6million).
The coronavirus which was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan has since, spread through to over 80 countries across the globe.
The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared the Covid-19 a public health emergency of international dimensions.