COVID-19 pandemic in Benin

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COVID-19 pandemic in Benin
Un béninois protégé par le masque de protection contre la propagation de la pandémie COVID19 au Bénin.jpg
A Beninese protected by the protective mask against the spread of the COVID19 pandemic in Benin.
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index casePorto-Novo
Arrival date16 March 2020
(2 years, 8 months and 3 weeks)
Confirmed cases140 (as of 8 May 2020)[1]
Recovered53 (as of 8 May 2020)[1]
2 (as of 8 May 2020)[1]

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Benin in March 2020.

On 16 March, the first COVID-19 case in the country was confirmed in Porto-Novo, the capital of Benin.[2]

Three days later, the second confirmed case was reported. The city has suspended many international flights and people coming into the country by air are being kept under 14 days' mandatory isolation. People in Benin are told to wear masks and go outside home only if required.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Coronavirus (Covid-19)". Gouvernement de la République du Bénin (in French). Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  2. "Somalia, Liberia, Benin and Tanzania confirm first coronavirus cases". Reuters. 2020-03-16. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  3. "Coronavirus: Benin records second positive case". Panapress. 2020-03-19. Retrieved 2020-03-19.