Coronavirus was first detected in another Muslim country

20 March 2020

The first case of infection with a new type of coronavirus was detected in Niger. The infected is a bus driver who has Nigerian citizenship,  Tam Tam Info reports with reference to the Ministry of Health of the country. He recently returned to Niger from Côte d'Ivoire.

Niger is a state in West Africa. It is a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. 80% of the country's population are Muslims.

In the world, more than 209 thousand people in 166 countries have been infected with the coronavirus, and more than 8.6 thousand died.


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