By Michel Biem Tong, Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Burkina Faso has recorded its first death due to Coronavirus on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, National Telegraph can confirm. The Vice-President of the National Assembly, Marie-Rose Compaoré, 65, died of the virus.
Medical sources say as at Monday, March 23, 2020, ninety-nine (99) cases have been tested positive for Coronavirus in Burkina Faso.
The US Ambassador to the landlocked West African country of Burkina Faso also tested positive to the Coronavirus, National Telegraph can confirm.
Andrew Young said Sunday, March 22, 2020, that he has been tested positive to COVID-19. But, the diplomat assured that services to US citizens are still going on.
National Telegraph has also been informed from sources close to the Burkinabè government that on Friday, March 20, three of the country’s ministers tested positive for the virus.
The ministers of Territorial Administration, Siméon Sawadogo, Foreign Affairs, Alpha Barry and Agriculture, Salifou Ouedraogo were all placed in containment after being tested positive, National Telegraph learned from government sources.