Cote D’Ivoire Records First Coronavirus Death

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Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday recorded its first death from Covid-19.

The death was announced by the Ivorian health minister, Eugene Aoule, during a daily briefing. No further details were given on the victim’s age or gender.

Mr Aoule also announced the addition of 25 Covid-19 cases, bringing the country’s total to 165 confirmed cases.

The Ivorian President, Alasanne Ouattara, on March 23, declared a ‘state of emergency’ and imposed a 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. curfew. He shut down all borders in the country, banning ‘unauthorised’ travel between cities.

Mr Ouattara also ordered the closure of all restaurants.

“In the fight that we are waging against the propagation of Covid-19, our principal enemy will be indiscipline and non-respect of preventive orders,” he said.

Cote d’Ivoire recorded its first cases on March 10 and according to Worldometer has a total of 165 confirmed cases, 1 death, and 4 recoveries.

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