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Cape Town News

Covid-19: Tighter restrictions as South Africa hit by a second wave of infections

  South Africa reported 7,999 new covid-19 cases within the past 24 hours sending the country's overall tally to 860,964. 170 deaths reported during the same period rose the death count to 23,2...
Nairobi News

Covid-19 cases across Africa exceed 1.6 million

Since covid-19 sprouted from Wuhan China, over 1.1 million people have lost their lives across 189 countries. Brazil, the United States, and India remain the worst-hit internationally while the globa...
Nairobi News

Coronavirus developments in Africa thus far

The rate of covid-19 spread is slowing down in Africa. The daily conformed cases have dropped significantly. This is mainly attribued to the drop in numbers from the populous Nigeria, South Africa,...
Marrakesh News

Tight restrictions in major Moroccan cities mark the new normal

Moroccan authorities recently imposed tight controls on movement in and out of Marrakesh and Casablanca, two of the country’s major cities as part of the drastic measures aimed at curbing the spread o...
Cape Town News

Long queues at the liquor stores as South Africans welcome ease in restrictions

Finally, alcohol and cigarettes are back, as South Africans welcome ease in covid-19 restrictions After a long controversial ban on alcohol and cigarettes, the restriction has been reversed. The lock...
Nairobi News

Coronavirus: a roundup of the latest developments in Africa

Millions of people across the continent have had to change their normal routines, behavioral practices, and social interactions, yet cases of covid-19 continue to rise. As a sign of covid-19 fatigue...
Nairobi News

A summary of coronavirus developments in Africa

The covid-19 pandemic is spreading fast across the African continent, prompting the WHO to raise alarm bells. Africa has close to a million confirmed cases and 20,000 fatalities. Despite the rising nu...
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...
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