COVID-19: Niger confirms first case; patient traveled through Accra

COVID-19: Niger confirms first case; patient traveled through Accra

- Niger has reported its first case of the COVID-19

- They become the latest Africa country to record a case

- The affected person is believed to have traveled to Lome, Accra, Abidjan and Ouagadougou

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh has indicated that Niger has reported its first case of the coronavirus.

According to a report filed by Joy News, the patient was reported to have returned to Niger after passing through several countries including Togo, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Ghana.

The 36-year-old patient is believed to have been working for a transport company.

He had travelled through Lome, Accra, Abidjan and Ouagadougou.

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According to the Niger government, the patient is stable and efforts were ongoing to contain the virus.

Niger becomes the latest African country to confirm its 1st case of the deadly coronavirus also known as the COVID-19.

In view of this, religious leaders in the country have issued a joint statement suspending worship at mosques and churches to prevent the spread of the virus.

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In other news, Ghana has confirmed five new cases of the deadly coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

All five cases have been reported in the Greater Accra Region with no deaths recorded so far.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Information of Ghana, the five patients who tested positive have ranged between the ages of 29 and 53.

The 16 cases are all to be treated in isolated conditions as contact tracing continues to find all people who have been in contact with the infected within the past days.

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