Chad | Two Deaths Reported in the Middle African Nation with 52 Infections

Chad on 28 April announced the first two coronavirus deaths in the Sahel country, which has not introduced confinement measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The health ministry, delivering its regular figures on the pandemic, listed "two fatal cases" without giving details. A total of 52 people have tested positive for the virus since the first case was announced on March 19. The ministry added that 19 of the 52 patients had recovered from the disease. In Chad, the wearing of masks in public is recommended but not obligatory.

Besides the two deaths, Chad reported 6 new COVID-19 cases and 4 recoveries on 28 April. Perhaps the relatively low number of confirmed cases is the reason why the government has not imposed strict measures to regulate and restrict people’s movement. Chad has the third-smallest number of COVID-19 patients among the 26 African OIC countries with coronavirus infections. The highest number of new cases to be recorded in one day in Chad was seven, and it was observed on 12 and 24 April.