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BENIN REPUBLIC ANNOUNCES FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE

Benin Republic on Monday announced its first confirmed coronavirus case, as the continent scrambles to stop the spread of the global pandemic.

Health minister, Benjamin Hounkpatin said a man coming from neighbouring Burkina Faso had tested positive, having recently visited Belgium.

The announcement comes as numerous sub-Sahara African countries impose entry restrictions as well as close schools and ban public gatherings as a way of reducing the spread of the virus.