COVID-19 pandemic in Niger

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COVID-19 pandemic in Niger
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationNiger
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseNiamey
Arrival date19 March 2020
(4 months, 1 week and 2 days)
Confirmed cases1,132 (as of 26 July)
Active cases36 (as of 26 July)
Recovered1,027 (as of 26 July)[1]
Deaths
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". coronavirus.ne. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  2. "Niger: Civil society organisations call on authorities to end harassment of human rights defenders". www.amnesty.org. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  3. "Le Niger enregistre son premier cas de coronavirus (Officiel)". Agence Nigérienne de Presse. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  4. "CORONAVIRUS : Sept (7) CAS ENREGISTRÉS DONT UN (1)MORT…".
  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.