Gabon and Ghana have confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, becoming the ninth and tenth countries in sub-Saharan Africa to register positive cases of COVID-19 virus.
In a statement on Thursday, Gabon’s government said its case was a 27-year-old Gabonese man who had returned from France on March 8, while Ghana’s health ministry said its two cases were people who had returned recently from Norway and Turkey.
“These are imported cases of COVID-19. Both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable,” the ministry said in a statement.
Coronavirus cases have also been confirmed in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Togo, South Africa, Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
More than 127,000 people have been infected all over the world and over 4,700 have died since the virus first emerged in China