By Amara Christa
A man working for a transport company has become the first patient in the West African country of Niger with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The man travelled to the Nigerien capital of Niamey from the Ghanaian capital Accra, passing through Abidjan in Ivory Coast and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, the Health Ministry said in a statement read on national television late on Thursday.
Out of those four countries, only Niger had not yet had its first COVID-19 case. The patient is in stable condition, according to the ministry.
Niger is the 36th among Africa’s 54 countries to have a confirmed case.