A top-flight Burkina Faso politician has become the first COVID-19 death in Sub-saharan Africa.
Naija News Understands that he died just as the World Health Organisation (WHO) urged the continent to “prepare for the worst”.
WHO chief Tedros said sub-Saharan Africa had recorded 233 infections but warned the official numbers likely did not reflect the full picture.
“Probably we have undetected cases or unreported cases,” he said
meanwhile, the Medical authorities in the poor Sahel state of Burkina Faso announced Wednesday that the number of infections there had risen by seven to 27 — and that one of them, a 62-year-old diabetic woman, had died overnight.
The country’s main opposition party, the Union for Progress and Change (UPC), said in a statement that the victim was its lawmaker Rose-Marie Compaore, the first vice president of the parliament.