The Republic of Burkina Faso together with the National Assembly of Burkina Faso and the Union for Progress and Change (UPC) are in mourning after deputy Rose Marie Compaoré succumbed to the coronavirus.
Covid-19 claimed the life of Burkina Faso’s vice president of Parliament, Ms. Rose Marie Compaore.
Ms. Rose Marie Compaore was a founding member of the Union for Progress and Change (UPC) and 2nd vice-president of the National Assembly.
Burkina Faso has 27 corona-virus cases officially confirmed in its cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso with over 231 contacts being monitored.
Covid-19 is a contagious illness that is potentially fatal that currently no treatment aside from prevention.
“This tragic event calls us all to recognize the scale and seriousness of the problem which confronts us all,” said Martial Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso’s COVID-19 response coordinator.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus. The West African country says the cases are concentrated in the capital Ouagadougou with Bobo-Dioulasso, the country’s second-largest city, recording its first case recently.