Burkina Faso confirms first Covid-19 death, Djibouti reports first case


A deserted road in Spain, which is in its fourth day of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Djibouti reported its first case today – a Spanish national who arrived in the country on March 14. – EPA pic, March 18, 2020.

BURKINA Faso today announced its first death due to Covid-19, making it the first confirmed death from the epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, Anadolu Agency quoted media reports as saying. 

“We recorded the death overnight of a female patient aged 62, who suffered from diabetes and was in intensive care,” the South Africa-based SowetanLive quoted Martial Ouedraogo, Burkina’s national coordinator of coronavirus response, as announcing. 


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