Burkina Faso has confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the second death from the disease in Africa was recorded in Morocco on the same day.
The two cases in Burkina Faso are that of a couple. The West African country’s health minister, Claudine Lougue, said the wife had recently returned from France.
The minister added that the couple had since been quarantined in a local hospital in Ouagadougou, the country’s capital city.
A third person who was in close contact with the couple, according to reports, is being quarantined.
Four more Covid-19 infections was confirmed in South Africa, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to seven.
South Africa’s Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize told the media that four people who were diagnosed, were part of a group of 10 who recently travelled to Italy.
African countries have now confirmed cases of the virus
Nine African countries have now confirmed cases of the virus. They are Egypt, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco, Cameroon, Togo, and Burkina Faso. Egypt has the highest number of cases with 55, followed by Algeria with 19.
Nigeria has reported two cases, Tunisia 2, Senegal 5, Morocco 4, Togo 3, and Burkina Faso 2.
Morocco is the second African country to record a death by the virus