A man and his wife have been confirmed as the first patients of coronavirus in Ghana’s northern neighbour, Burkina Faso.
According to Burkina Faso’s Health Minister, Prof. Claudine Lougué, the couple recently returned from France.
Addressing local media on Monday, March 9, 2020, the Minister said the two patients have been quarantined in an isolation facility at the Tengandogo University Centre hospital in the capital Ouagadougou.
The Minister said another person who was in close contact with the couple is being closely monitored and under confinement at home.
She said a health team is in place and following up on other persons who may have come into contact with the patients.