Coronavirus: Senegal confirm four coronavirus cases – BBC News

Senegal’s health ministry said two new infections were confirmed on Wednesday, bringing to four the number of patients in the West African country.

One of the patients has been identified as a 33-year-old British woman who arrived in the capital city, Dakar, on 24 February on a flight from London. It is not clear whether she is a resident of Senegal.

The second confirmed case was a 68-year-old woman, a French resident who had arrived on 29 February. Her spouse had tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

Both new patients are hospitalised and listed in stable condition.

Authorities in Senegal say they are preparing for Coronavirus as best they can. It’s the sub-Saharan country with the most cases. Four currently. But doctors are concerned about the virus spreading. BBC’s reporter Chi Chi Izundu is in Dakar.

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Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

Like other post-colonial African states, the country includes a wide mix of ethnic and linguistic communities, with the largest being the Wolof, Fula, and Serer people, and the Wolof and French languages acting as lingua francas.

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