Mali reports 35 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 293 in total

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A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Mali’s health services on Wednesday reported 35 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 293 in the country.

The Malian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs also reported 3 new deaths.

So far, the West African country reported 293 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 17 deaths and 73 recoveries.

Former Prime Minister Moussa Mara is mong the 35 new positive cases.

He confirmed the information on his Facebook and Twitter pages. “I took yesterday, Tuesday April 21, 2020, a test of COVID-19. This Wednesday, April 22 at the end of the morning, the test turned out to be positive. From this moment, I am confined for a period decided by the responsible health officials,” he wrote.

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita declared a state of health emergency in Mali on March 25 and imposed a curfew since March 26. Enditem

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