The Benin Republic has announced their first coronavirus case
West Africa’s Benin on Monday announced its first confirmed coronavirus case as the continent scrambles to stop the spread of the global pandemic.
Health minister Benjamin Hounkpatin said a man coming from neighbouring Burkina Faso had tested positive of the Coronavirus, having recently visited Belgium.
The announcement comes as numerous nations in sub-Saharan Africa have begun imposing entry restrictions or closing schools and banning public gatherings.Benin Republic announces first coronavirus case.
Meanwhile the World Health Organization (WHO), has said Europe has now become the “epicentre” of the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.