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Cameroon, Burkina Faso record five new cases of coronavirus

Burkina Faso and Cameroon have recorded five new cases of COVID-19, Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Burkina Faso to 20, the Minister of Health, Claudine Lougue, said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Ministry of Health received, on Monday, new results from the laboratory examinations of suspected cases taken by the rapid intervention teams.

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The results are as follows: five suspect cases are declared positive for COVID-19 and four returned negative,’’ said the minister.

Burkina Faso confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 9.

The Ministry of Health urged the people to be calm and ensure strict compliance with the recommended measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

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Similarly, Cameroon reported on Tuesday five more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of contamination to ten, according to a tweet from the Cameroonian Minister of Public Health Manaouda Malachie.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Cameroonian Prime Minister, Joseph Ngute, chaired a crisis meeting with ministers over the pandemic.

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