Mali’s health authorities reported on Saturday 26 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 216 in the country.

According to Malian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, out of 84 tests, 26 samples from the capital Bamako and its suburbs tested positive. In addition, 7 patients tested negative after treatments.

As of Saturday, this West African country has reported 216 positive cases, including 13 deaths and 41 patients cured, since March 25.

The second round of legislative elections will be held as scheduled on Sunday in Mali despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Civil societies and political groups are worrying the elections could contribute to a large-scale spread of the pandemic.

The government called on voters to strictly respect barrier gestures, such as social distancing, washing hands before and after voting, and no gathering in polling stations.

A state of health emergency was declared on March 25 in Mali and a curfew was introduced on March 26. Enditem

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