Niger confirms first case of Covid-19


Health authorities in Niger have confirmed the country’s first case of the coronavirus pandemic, making it the 36th African country to record a confirmed case of the respiratory disease.

The patient is a man working for a transport company. He had travelled to the Nigerien capital of Niamey from the Ghanaian capital Accra, passing through Abidjan in Ivory Coast and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

According to the Niger health ministry, the patient is in stable condition.


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