Alpha Barry: tests positive

Burkina Faso’s Foreign Minister Alpha Barry has tested positive for COVID-19, the fourth minister to catch the bug.

The minister confirmed his infection on social networks without revealing more information about his condition.

Barry was the fourth minister declared infected by COVID-19 in a single day.

Burkina Faso Minister of Mines Oumarou Idani also tested positive

The country’s mines, education and territorial administration ministers also tested positive on Friday.

Burkina Faso reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 9, and now has 40 confirmed cases.

Roch Marc Christian Kabore, President of Burkina Faso, on Friday evening announced a curfew throughout the country from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., and the closure of land, air and rail borders. These measures will become effective from midnight March 21.