March 19, 2020 / 8:10 PM / 20 days ago

Niger confirms first case of coronavirus, health minister says

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on Thursday, a 36-year-old Nigerien man who had recently traveled to Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, the health minister said in a statement.

Reporting by Boureima Balima; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Sandra Maler

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