COVID-19 pandemic in Gabon

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COVID-19 pandemic in Gabon
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Arrival date12 March 2020
(3 years, 1 week and 5 days)
Confirmed cases1,004 (as of 14 May)[1]
Active cases843 (as of 14 May)
Recovered152 (as of 14 May)
9 (as of 14 May)

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

The country's first case was announced on 12 March, a 27-year-old Gabonese man who returned to Gabon from France, four days before the confirmation of the coronavirus.[2]

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.[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 who recently returned from Senegal on March 11 and a 42-year-old Gabonese national who returned from France on March 19.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Infos Corona Virus – Informez-vous sur le Corona Virus" (in French). Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  2. "Ghana, Gabon confirm first cases of coronavirus". National Post. Reuters. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  3. "Urgent : 2 nouveaux cas confirmés de Covid-19". GabonActu. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 20 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. Archived from the original on 10 April 2020.