Tuesday, 22 September 2020
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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.   

Lagos News

Domestic flights resume as covid-19 cases rise in Nigeria

The first case of covid-19 in Nigeria was recorded on February 28. Today there are 30,000 more confirmed cases and a death toll approaching 700. Lagos state leads in cases followed by FCT then Edo....
Cairo News

Egypt’s medical staff face arrest if they protest the handling of covid-19

Egyptian authorities have cracked down on criticism over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly also blamed medical professionals...
Cape Town News

South Africa records a rise in new cases of covid-19 infections

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize urged all 58 million residents to adjust their behavior and curb the spread of covid-19 in South Africa. In a briefing to parliament on Wednesday, he warned that the cov...
Cape Town News

African women have covid-19 stories to tell

The impact of Covid-19 across the globe, and especially in Africa, is felt more by the vulnerable in society. In many African countries women’s opportunities and access to opportunities are limited,...
Cape Town News

Cigarette ban in South Africa

Wait, not time yet! South Africa sending mixed signals to smokers Touted over economic concerns, South Africa eases restrictions on lockdown. South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is yet to arriv...
Maputo News

Mozambique records first deaths from covid-19

Mozambique, a country of 29.5 million people is grappling with covid-19 forcing an extension of the lockdown by 30 days. Cases of COVID-19 in Africa have exceeded 100,000, a sign that it keeps spread...
Maputo News

Mozambique records first deaths from covid-19

Mozambique, a country of 29.5 million people is grappling with covid-19 forcing an extension of the lockdown by 30 days. Cases of covid-19 in Africa have exceeded 100,000, a sign that it keeps spread...
Accra News

Cases of covid-19 exceed 10,000 in Ghana

  In West Africa, Ghana is only second to Nigeria in covid19 infections. As of June 9, 2020, the country exceeded the 10,000 infections number, a worrying trend given the ongoing lifting of restr...
Lagos News

Nigeria after eased covid-19 restrictions

Never before has a nationwide emergency tested the resilience of Africa’s most populous country as that of the covid-19 pandemic. Health systems in most of the 54 countries are fragile and unable to...
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...
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