The first cases of coronavirus in Gabon and Ghana have been confirmed by the respective nations.
The government of Gabon confirming the case in a statement, said the index was a 27-year-old Gabonese man who had returned from France on March 8.
While Ghana’s health ministry who also confirmed two recorded cases said the two cases were people who had returned recently from Norway and Turkey.
“These are imported cases of COVID-19. Both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable,” the Ghana ministry said in a statement.
With the latest development, Gabon and Ghana have joined eight other African countries who recorded positive cases in sub-Saharan Africa.
The other countries are; Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Togo, South Africa, Burkina Faso and Democratic Republic of Congo have also recorded cases.