Ivory Coast Covid cases surge

Hauwa Mustapha

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Ivory Coast has reported covid cases of 1,578 cases recorded, Ivory Coast faced the highest single-day spike of cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Ivory Coast reported that its all-time coronavirus daily infections record.

Presenting the new figures, the ministry of Health gave no further explanation as to the reason behind the surge.

For the last couple of days more tests are being performed in the country.

With this rise of cases and fears surrounding the return of holidaymakers this weekend, the government has expanded some testing sites opening hours in Abidjan.

The health minister Pierre Dimba, has urged all citizens over 18-year-old to get vaccinated reminding that vaccination [was] free“.

On 30th December, Ivory Coast numbered 68,146 cases.