Connect with us

World News

Mali shuts down after first two coronavirus cases

Published

on

A nationwide curfew was announced on Wednesday March 25 by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, after the West African country reported its first two coronavirus cases same day.

The two patients are Malian nationals, a 49 year-old woman from Bamako and a 62 year-old man living in Kayes. They arrived in the country from France on March 12 and 16, respectively. The government said the two patients were being taken care of by the country’s health authorities.

Read also: Catholic Rev Father found dead in his car in Anambra

In a televised address, Keita said the government will enforce a curfew between 21:00 to 05:00, from Thursday and close land borders to curb the spread of the virus.

Freight will still be allowed into the country and markets will remain open. Keita further disclosed that amid the lockdown, a long-delayed parliamentary election whose first round is planned for Sunday will go ahead, although in “scrupulous respect” of health measures.


CLICK TO RECEIVE LATEST JOB NEWS ON YOUR PHONE


CLICK TO RECEIVE LATEST JOB NEWS ON YOUR TELEGRAPH

Contact: info@fellowpress.com

  
  
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.