Mauritania announced last Friday its first case of COVID-19 and it’s an Australian national.

However, on March 18, they confirmed another patient positive with COVID-19. This time, Mauritanian Health Minister Mohamed NedhirouHamed confirmed that the second COVID-19 patient is a Filipino.

The Filipino allegedly works as a domestic helper in a foreign family living in Nouakchott City. They just went back to Mauritania 10 days ago.

The domestic helper and the foreign family she is serving are already in quarantine since they arrived in Mauritania. It is said that they were with the Australian national who was proclaimed to be the first case of COVID-19 in Mauritania.

According to a local news outlet in Mauritania, the Filipina is serving are Saudi nationals.

Mauritania is a country situated in Northwest Africa. It is proclaimed as the 11th largest sovereign state in Africa. To curb the further spread of COVID-19, the health minister promised that they will stop chartering flights from France to Mauritania.

Another African state, Guinea, declared its first case of coronavirus on Friday. Senegal also registered 11 new cases of COVID-19 positive totaling the number of infected to 19.

Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso also confirmed their first cases.


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