First case of death in Mauritania due to coronavirus.
The Health minister, Dr. Nedhirou Ould Hamed, announced this evening on television, the first death due to Coronavirus.
She is a 47-year-old woman who was quarantined on her arrival in Nouakchott on March 16. A French citizen of Mauritanian origin, she passed away today at noon after a night of struggling.
The health authorities are launching an investigation to figure out who are the persons she met in the airport before her quarantine.
They also extended the quarantine period to 21 days instead of 14.
This announcement brings the number of cases of coronavirus in Mauritania to six of whom two have recovered.