Senegal’s Health Minister Abdoulaye Sarr has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the country bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 175.
Speaking during the daily press conference on COVID-19, Mr Abdoulaye said one of the 13 new cases was imported case while 12 where close contact with previously confirmed cases.
So far the Senegalese health Ministry is putting every effort to contain further spread of the virus, 40 patients has been reported cured of the virus .
In a bid to contain the virus from further spreading, Senegal has banned all public gatherings and suspended all domestic and international flights in the country.
Nearly 220,000 people have now been confirmed with the coronavirus globally, of which at least 84,000 have recovered from COVID-19, while more than 8,800 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University in the US.