Burkina Faso reports first coronavirus death as National Assembly official

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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.