Guinea-Bissau reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, 33 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-07 00:27:57|Editor: huaxia

BISSAU, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Guinea-Bissau reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 33, Tumane Balde, spokesman for the Interministerial Commission of COVID-19 prevention and control, announced on Monday.

"The 15 cases are Bissau-Guineans and were in contact with a foreigner who has tested positive," he said.

Besides a child and a 58-year-old, the rest of the patients are between 25 and 43 years old.

He also denounced the attitude of certain patients who refused to be transferred to the hospital.

President of Guinea-Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embalo declared on March 27 in a presidential decree "a state of emergency throughout the national territory".

Under the decree, the state of emergency will last 15 days during which all meetings and the movement of people are prohibited.