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Benin Republic Confirms First Coronavirus Case

(FILES) This file handout illustration picture obtained February three, 2020, courtesy of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, and created on the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
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West Africa’s Benin on Monday introduced its first confirmed coronavirus case because the continent scrambles to cease the unfold of the worldwide pandemic.

Well being minister Benjamin Hounkpatin mentioned a person coming from neighbouring Burkina Faso had examined constructive, having just lately visited Belgium.

Well being Minister Benjamin Hounkpatin mentioned a person from neighbouring Burkina Faso, who had just lately visited Belgium, examined constructive after arriving in Benin.

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The announcement comes as quite a few nations in sub-Saharan Africa have begun imposing entry restrictions or closing faculties and banning public gatherings.

AFP

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