Hospitalised since early March at the American Hospital in Paris, Côte d’Ivoire’s prime minister was transferred to Freiburg, Germany, on the morning of 6 March.
On 4 March, his family had already considered a transfer to Turkey, before the option was finally abandoned.
Covid-19 and malaria
Bakayoko had been evacuated to France on 18 February. He has contracted Covid-19 on two occasions in recent months and suffered a severe bout of malaria.
During his first stay in Paris at the end of January, he had undergone a battery of medical tests at the American Hospital without being diagnosed with a particular illness.
During a visit to the French capital in early March, President Alassane Ouattara had visited the prime minister’s bedside. On 3 March, at a dinner with his counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace, the Ivorian President expressed concern about Bakayoko’s health.
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