BREAKING: Burundi confirms first 2 cases of COVID-19

The tiny East African nation of Burundi confirmed its first coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Both men were Burundian. One, 56, had recently returned from neighbouring Rwanda and the other, 42, had recently returned from Dubai, the statement posted on Twitter said.

The news means there are now only five remaining African countries that have not confirmed the presence of the virus in their territory: Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe, South Sudan.