Burkina Faso has reported its first case of coronavirus death.
Marie-Rose Compaoré was the second vice-president of the National Assembly.
According to the BBC, the 62-year-old who was diabetic died on Tuesday night.
Prof. Martial Ouedraogo, national coordinator of the response to the Covid-19 epidemic, confirmed the news saying: “This tragic event calls us all to recognize the scale and seriousness of the problem which confronts us all.”
Burkina Faso has a total of 20 coronavirus cases.