COVID-19 pandemic in Niger

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COVID-19 pandemic in Niger
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseNiamey
Arrival date19 March 2020
(1 year and 4 weeks)
Confirmed cases1,132 (as of 26 July)
Active cases36 (as of 26 July)
Recovered1,027 (as of 26 July)[1]
69 (as of 26 July)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Niger in March 2020. Amnesty International reported that journalists have been arrested over reporting about the pandemic.[2]

On 19 March, the first case in the country was confirmed in Niamey, being a 36-year-old man from Nigeria. He had travelled to Lomé, Accra, Abidjan and Ouagadougou.[3]

Niger reported a total of 7 cases on March 25, including the first death related to COVID-19 in the country (24 March[4]). The death happened in Niamey, being a 63-year old Nigerian national.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Situation du coronavirus". Retrieved 2 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Niger: Civil society organisations call on authorities to end harassment of human rights defenders". Retrieved 25 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Le Niger enregistre son premier cas de coronavirus (Officiel)". Agence Nigérienne de Presse. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  5. "CORONAVIRUS : Sept (7) CAS ENREGISTRÉS DONT UN (1)MORT…". L`innovation au service de l`information pour mieux informer. (in French). Retrieved 2020-03-25.