Burkina Faso has recorded its first death to Coronavirus Covid-19 on Wednesday (March 18) as Rose Marie Compaoré, the Vice President of parliament.
Burkina Faso confirmed cases of Coronavirus as at Wednesday (March 18) is at 27 with over 231 contacts being monitored and its first death recorded, the Vice President of parliament, Rose Marie Compaoré.
Rose Marie Compaoré is said to have been diabetic, aged 62 years.
According to reports, the confirmed cases are in two cities, Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso.
Other African countries that have reported fatalities include Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Sudan.
“This tragic event calls us all to recognise the scale and seriousness of the problem which confronts us all,” said Martial Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso’s COVID-19 response coordinator.
“This is a very contagious illness that is potentially fatal and that for now has no treatment aside from prevention,” he stressed.
Burkina has 27 coronavirus cases officially in its two cities, Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso. 231 contacts are being monitored
— Joe Penney (@joepenney) March 18, 2020
J'ai le profond regret de porter à la connaissance de Mesdames et Messieurs les députés et du personnel administratif le décès du député COMPAORE Rose Marie 2e Vice-Présidente survenu le mardi 17 mars au CHU de Tengandogo. A la famille éplorée nous présentons nos sincères pic.twitter.com/huTyiER12r
— Alassane Bala Sakande (@SakandeBala) March 18, 2020