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10-minute coronavirus test in production in Senegal may be on its way – for $1

Researchers this week began validation trials on a Covid-19 diagnostic test that can be done at home and produce results in as little as 10 minutes - all for $1.The plan is to dually manufacture the tests in Senegal...

Schools, universities shut after first coronavirus death in Algeria

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has ordered schools and universities to close until April 5 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, state media reported on Thursday, after the country’s first registered death from the disease.Algeria has confirmed 24 cases...

Algeria reports 1st death from coronavirus

Algeria has registered its first death from the coronavirus and Africa's second after death of a tourist in Egypt, the health ministry announced on Thursday.No further details on the death were provided in the ministry statement, cited by the...

Coronavirus ‘rapid test kits’ to be made in Senegal

Rapid test kits that scientists say will diagnose coronavirus within 10 minutes are being developed in a laboratory in Senegal's capital, Dakar, and are expected to be available from June.The project at the custom-built DiaTropix facility is a collaboration...

Africa officials reject insinuation coronavirus cases under-reported

Still puzzled by relatively low cases of coronavirus some international experts and observers have speculated that it might simply be the result of poor reporting and low testing rates.Citing the Nigeria instance where out of more than 200 people...

Nigeria, South Africa record new coronavirus cases

The Nigerian health officials has confirmed another case of coronavirus in Ogun state, the case is a Nigerian who had been in contact with the Italian who tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago.Health officials in South Africa on...

Nigerian man tests positive to coronavirus in US

A Nigerian has tested positive to Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Washington, US, the Mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser, said on Saturday according to a report on Premium Times.Today News Africa reported that Ms Bowser said the Nigerian man spent...

Senegal’s Macky Sall bars cabinet from foreign travels over coronavirus

Senegal's president Macky Sall ordered his cabinet ministers not to leave the country in a measure to control risks from coronavirus, the presidency said on Thursday.Senegal has registered four cases of COVID-19 since the virus first emerged in China...

Italian tourists caught trying to evade Mauritania virus containment

A group of Italian tourists tried to escape coronavirus confinement in Mauritania but were caught and sent back to their home country, the West African country said on Wednesday.The 15 tourists arrived in the capital Nouakchott on Saturday planning...

Coronavirus: Ethiopian Airlines wont stop China flights

Africa's largest carrier Ethiopian Airlines has once again refused to cancel flights to China despite rising pressure following the coronavirus outbreak.By contrast, South African Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Air Tanzania, Air Mauritius, EgyptAir, RwandAir and Kenya Airways have all...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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