COVID-19 pandemic in Mali

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COVID-19 pandemic in Mali
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseBamako, Kayes
Arrival date25 March 2020
(2 years, 4 months and 1 day)
Confirmed cases2,543 (as of 2 August)[1]
Recovered1,946 (as of 2 August)[1]
124 (as of 27 July)[1]

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

On 25 March, Mali confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases.[2]

On 27 March, 7 new positive tests for Coronavirus: Mali rose to 11 cases. [3]

On 28 March, seven new cases confirmed, the total rose to 18.[4]

On 31 March, 25 cases tested positive and 2 deaths. According to health authorities.[5]

On 18 March, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita suspended flights from affected countries, closed schools and banned large public gatherings.[6] However planned elections in March–April, which had already been postponed several times for the poor security situation in the country, will still go ahead as planned.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Coronavirus in Africa tracker". Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. "Mali reports first 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19". Xinhua. 25 March 2020. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  3. COULIBALY, Mariam (27 March 2020). "7 nouveaux tests positifs de Coronavirus : le Mali passe à 11 cas". (in French). Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  4. Boureima (2020-03-28). "Coronavirus au Mali: sept nouveaux cas confirmés, le total passe à 18". Wakat Séra (in French). Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  5. Traoré, Oumou. "Mali: Situation du Coronavirus au Mali ; Le pays enregistre 25 cas et 2 décès en mois d'une semaine". Mali Actu (in French). Archived from the original on 2020-04-01. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  6. "Mali suspends flights from COVID-19-hit countries". Anadolu Agency. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  7. "Mali Proceeds With Elections Despite Coronavirus Fears". Channels TV. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.