Mali declares first coronavirus cases


Mali has recorded its first two cases of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID19, on Wednesday.

In a statement, the government confirmed that the cases are two Malian nationals who arrived Mali from France in mid-March; a 49 year-old woman from Bamako and a 62 year-old man living in Kayes.

The government statement said the returnees tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, and are currently receiving medical treatment.

The statement also advised people to “remain calm and strictly respect the recommended preventive measures”.

All of Mali’s seven neighboring countries have also declared coronavirus cases.

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Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

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