KIGALI, Rwanda  

The U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso said Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19.

On Twitter, Andrew Young said the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso had taken measures to quarantine contacted embassy staff.

“I received a positive test for COVID-19,” Andrew Young said.

So far, Burkina Faso has reported 75 cases and five deaths from coronavirus since March 9.

At least 11 new cases and two new deaths from virus were reported on Sunday, according to a statement by Martial Ouedraogo, National coordinator of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

It said five patients have been cured.


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