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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Benin

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2020 Coronavirus Pandemic in Benin
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationBenin
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index casePorto-Novo
Arrival date16 March 2020
(2 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases6
Recovered0
Deaths
0

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Benin in March 2020.

Timeline

On 16 March, the first case in the country was confirmed.[1] Three days later, the second confirmed case was reported. The city has suspended various international flights and people coming into the country via air are being kept under 14-days mandatory isolation. Moreover, people in Benin are advised to wear masks and go outside home only if required.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Somalia, Liberia, Benin and Tanzania confirm first coronavirus cases". Reuters. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Coronavirus: Benin records second positive case". Panapress. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.


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