2020 coronavirus pandemic in Mali

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Mali in March 2020.

2020 coronavirus pandemic in Mali
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseBamako, Kayes
Arrival date25 March 2020
(1 week and 5 days)
Confirmed cases45



On 25 March, Mali confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases.[1]

On 26 March, two new cases were registered by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. To address the epidemic which had so far spared the country, in an address to the nation, Ibrahim Boubacar Kéïta, the President of the Republic of Mali declared a state of emergency and instituted a curfew from 9.00 p.m. to 5.00a.m.[2]

On 27 march, 7 new positive tests for Coronavirus: Mali rose to 11 cases. [3]

On 28 March, seven new cases confirmed, the total rose to 18.[4]

On 31 March, 25 cases tested positive and 2 deaths. According to health authorities.[5]


On 18 March, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita suspended flights from affected countries, closed schools and banned large public gatherings.[6] However planned elections in March–April, which had already been postponed several times for the poor security situation in the country, will still go ahead as planned.[7]


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  2. ^ Républicain, Le. "maliweb.net - Coronavirus au Mali : •4 cas enregistrés en deux jours • Le Président déclare l'état d'urgence sanitaire et instaure le couvre-feu" (in French). Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  3. ^ COULIBALY, Mariam. "7 nouveaux tests positifs de Coronavirus : le Mali passe à 11 cas". www.studiotamani.org (in French). Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  4. ^ Boureima (28 March 2020). "Coronavirus au Mali: sept nouveaux cas confirmés, le total passe à 18". Wakat Séra (in French). Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  5. ^ Traoré, Oumou. "Mali: Situation du Coronavirus au Mali ; Le pays enregistre 25 cas et 2 décès en mois d'une semaine". Mali Actu (in French). Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Mali suspends flights from COVID-19-hit countries". Anadolu Agency. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Mali Proceeds With Elections Despite Coronavirus Fears". Channels TV. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.