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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Gabon

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Gabon
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationGabon
First outbreakWuhan, China
Arrival date12 March 2020
(3 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases16
Recovered0
Deaths
1

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

Timeline

The country's first case was announced on 12 March, a 27-year-old Gabonese man who returned to Gabon from France, four days prior to confirmation of the coronavirus.[1]

On 17 March, two additional cases were confirmed in the country, including a woman who works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She visited Marseille and Paris before returning to the country.[2] The other patient is a 29-year-old border police officer working at the Leon Mba Libreville International Airport. She checked the passport of the first confirmed case in Gabon, who arrived from France on March 8.[3]

On 20 March, the first death was confirmed.[4]

On 24 March, diagnosed cases increased to six with the Ministry of Health announcing two new cases: a 45-year-old Togolese national, resident of Gabon and recently returned from Senegal on March 11 and a 42-year-old Gabonese national returned from France on March 19.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Ghana, Gabon confirm first cases of coronavirus". National Post. Reuters. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Urgent : 2 nouveaux cas confirmés de Covid-19". GabonActu. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  3. ^ "2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Gabon - Xinhua | English.news.cn". www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Coronavirus : premier décès enregistré au Gabon". GabonMediaTime. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Covid-19 : Le Gabon enregistre son 6è cas positif". 23 March 2020.


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