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Coronavirus: 4 Ministers In Burkina Faso Test Positive

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Burkina Faso has joined the countries in Africa that is experiencing an increase in the cases of as four of its ministers have tested positive to the dreaded virus.

Burkina Faso has recorded cases of COVID-19
Burkina Faso has recorded cases of COVID-19

Among the ministers is Foreign Minister Alpha Barry, as they were all found to be positive in a single day.

Barry had earlier dismissed the news as mere rumor but later took to his Twitter account where he admitted that he indeed had the coronavirus.

Foreign Minister Alpha Barry
Foreign Minister Alpha Barry

He wrote:

“The rumour has become reality … I have just been notified positive for COVID-19.”

The other ministers include Education minister Stanislas Ouaro, Minister of Territorial Administration Simeon Sawadogo, and Mines Minister Oumaru Idani.

The country of Burkina Faso reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 9, 2020, and has now recorded 40 cases.

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