Burkina Faso has confirmed its first two cases of the novel Covid-19, media reported on Monday.
According to Reuters, Burkina Faso 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.
Burkina Faso becomes the latest African country to report coronavirus cases after Cameroon, Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Togo and Egypt, which has recorded the highest number of cases on the continent.
According to a coronavirus update released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, there are at least 109,577 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, with 3,809 deaths reported globally.