UPDATE: Four Ministers Test Positive For Coronavirus

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Four ministers in Burkina Faso have tested positive for coronavirus, as the country slammed a curfew and closed all land, sea, rail and air links.

Foreign Minister Alpha Barry is among the four ministers declared positive in a day.

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He initially dismissed the news as rumour. But hours later, in a post on Twitter, he admitted contracting the deadly virus.

“The rumour has become reality … I have just been notified positive for COVID-19”, he wrote, without revealing more information about his condition.

Barry was the third minister declared infected by COVID-19 in a single day.

The country’s education minister, Stanislas Ouaro and mines minister, Oumaru Idani also tested positive on Friday.

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Also reported as testing positive was minister of territorial administration Simeon Sawadogo.

“I wish to inform the public opinion that I have been tested positive at #Covid19
Consequently I invite all my collaborators as well as all the people having been in contact with me to kindly report themselves to the competent services by calling 3535”, Sawadogo tweeted.

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Burkina Faso reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 9, and now has 40 confirmed cases.

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