Thirty-two new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday in Burkina Faso, bringing the total number of cases to 146.

“As of March 25, 81 samples have been analyzed by health authorities and 32 new cases are confirmed, including 31 in Ouagadougou, capital of the country,” said The Government Information Service, a government body to publish official information, on Wednesday in a statement.

The statement also declared three more cured cases. So far, the number of cured cases in the country stood at seven.

Five ministers of the country, the education minister, territorial administration minister, foreign minister, mining minister and trade minister have tested positive for COVID-19. The U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso tested positive on March 22.

The government on March 20 evening announced a curfew throughout the territory from 7 p.m. (19:00 GMT) to 5 a.m., and a closure of land, air and rail borders. These measures have become effective from midnight March 21.

Burkina Faso reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 9. Enditem


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