West African Country, Mali, has announced its first two cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
According to the government, two nationals of the war-torn state who traveled back from France in mid-March tested positive for the pandemic.
The statement added people should “remain calm and strictly respect the recommended preventive measures.” The government said that they are presently undergoing treatment.
There are fears that Mali is at particular risk in the event of an outbreak, however.
The country has been struggling to contain an Islamist insurgency that started in the north in 2012, and which has claimed thousands of military and civilian lives since.
All neighbouring countries around Mali has recorded cases of the pandemic.