JUST IN: Ghana, Gabon record first cases of coronavirus

Gabon and Ghana have confirmed their first cases of coronavirus.

With the latest development, 10 countries have recorded positive cases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Gabon being the ninth and Ghana, the tenth to record positive cases in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Togo, South Africa, Burkina Faso and Democratic Republic of Congo have also recorded cases.

In a statement, Gabon’s government said its case was a 27-year-old Gabonese man who had returned from France on March 8.

Ghana’s health ministry said its two cases were people who had returned recently from Norway and Turkey.

“These are imported cases of COVID-19. Both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable,” the Ghana ministry said in a statement.