Senegal cures highest number of COVID-19 cases in Africa

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 16:40 |
A Red Cross volunteer gives out hand sanitizer to a student at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar in Dakar, Senegal. (Xinhua/Eddy Peters)


Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action said on Tuesday that 13 more patients have been cured of COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of patients cured to 105.

Senegalese health minister Aboudulaye Diouf Sarr also said that the country's total confirmed cases stood at 237. Among the 237 confirmed cases, 85 are imported ones.

In a radio program of Radio France International (RFI) late Monday, Abdoulaye Bousso, director of the Health Emergency Operation Center of Senegal, said lesson sof fighting the pandemic in China would be helpful for Africa in containing the disease.

On Saturday night, Senegalese President Macky Sall extended in a presidential decree the current state of emergency, along with the dusk-to-dawn curfew for 30 days, till May 4.

The country has isolated itself since March 20 midnight when all its international passenger flights were suspended. (Xinhua)

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