Africa´s cases of the coronavirus rose above 1,000 on Saturday while two heads of state appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president´s inauguration.
Nigeria reported 10 new cases while Angola announced its first case, meaning at least 40 of Africa´s 54 countries are now affected.
Congo reported its first death; Burkina Faso reported two new ones. Cote d’Ivoire shut its borders, the latest to do so in the continent.
Angola closed its air, land and sea borders last week, but Namibian media showed President Joao Lourenco at the inauguration of Namibian President Hage Geingob. Also in attendance was President Mokgweetsi Masisi of neighbouring Botswana, which last week suspended international travel by all government employees.