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Up to date news on the coronavirus pandemic in Africa. Covid-19 menaces the African continent whilst governments try to slow the virus spread.   

Cape Town News

Africa could lose up to 300,000 from Covid-19 infections, UN Report

  According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, covid-19 could result in the death of 300,000 people with or without interventions. The African continent needs $200 billion to...
Lagos News

Deaths in Kano confirmed as covid-19

  Nigeria's presidential task, which ordered an enquiry into the sudden rise of deaths in Kano, has confirmed that the deaths are due to covid-19. The deaths were all among people over 60, almos...
Cairo News

Egypt covid-19 cases rise

Egypt reported 298 new cases of covid-19 on 2 May, bringing the total in the country to 6,193, the second highest number of infections in Africa after South Africa with 6,783 case. This was the hig...
Lagos News

Nigeria to lift some covid-19 lockdown restriction on 4 May

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has announced some easing of the covid-19 restrictions as from 4 May. Restrictions were imposed on Lagos, Abuja (Federal Capital Territory) and Ogun on 30 March,...
Nairobi News

The African ventilator dilemna

  The WHO estimates there are less than 2000 ventilators within the 41 countries that have thus far reported cases of COVID-19 in Africa. A UN Economic Commission for Africa report raised a warnin...
Nairobi News

African leaders stand in solidarity with WHO chief

Leaders from the African continent have rallied behind the World Health Organization chief,  who hails from Ethiopia. The spirit of unison was prompted by the recent comments from the United States...
Accra News

Ghana lifts its partial lockdown on Accra and Kumasi

Ghana's government has announced that it will lift its partial lockdown that was announced on 15 March in the areas around the capital Accra and in Kumasi. However the ban on gatherings remains in...
Nairobi News

Kenya Airways flies food to London

  Kenya Airways has recently flown 40 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables to London Kenya Airways has recently flown 40 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables to London in order to boost its fresh...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia announces state of emergency among other measures

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ethiopia are now at 74, including 3 fatalities. Africa’s second-most populous nation declared a state of emergency on April 8 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic....
Marrakesh News

Is Africa Ready for Coronavirus?

Africa seems to be dodging the worst of the coronavirus for the time being. In the last two months, coronavirus has dominated the lives and attention of people all round the world. However, while Eur...
Marrakesh News

Morocco Faces the Coronavirus

On Tuesday, the Moroccan Government announced their current COVID-19 stats. Approximately 1,120 people have been confirmed to have contracted the disease. 80 lives have been lost. The number of confi...
Nairobi News

Coronavirus in Africa: Kenya goes in partial lockdown

President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a lockdown order for travel in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area in Kenya for the next three weeks untill 17 April.  At the moment, the capital Nairobi seems to...
Addis Ababa News

Coronavirus in Africa: Italian doctor leaves family to go and help in Ethiopia

Dr. Giovanni Putoto was the only passenger on the intercontinental flight from Rome to Addis Ababa last Thursday. He decided to leave his wife and kids to go and help prepare for the Coronavirus pande...
Lagos News

Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state in Nigerian lockdown for 14 days

  Lagos, Abuja and Ogun have been locked down for 14 days under the emergency measures announced by Nigeria's present Muhammadu Buhari on 29 March to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Travel betwee...
Nairobi News

Kenyan police use violence to enforce curfew against spread of Covid-19

According to government figures, announced on 31 March, 50 people in Kenya have tested positive for Covid-19, with two deaths. However it is generally believed that there are many more cases. And al...
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