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Coronavirus: WHO says Africa should ‘prepare for the worst’

Africa should “prepare for the worst” as the coronavirus begins to spread locally, the World Health Organization’s director-general said Wednesday, while South Africa became the continent’s new focus of concern as cases nearly doubled to 116 from two days...

Baby born in London, UK tests positive to coronavirus

A newborn baby has tested positive for coronavirus minutes after birth, in what is thought to be the youngest case of the disease in the UK, according to The Guardian UK.The child’s mother, who was taken to a north...

Jack Ma ‘to donate coronavirus test kits to Africa’

Chinese billionaire and co-founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, has pledged donate 20,000 testing kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 protective suits to each African country to help the fight against coronavirus.Mr Ma, Asia's richest person, earlier this month sent consignments...

Rwanda now has 5 cases of coronavirus

The number of coronavirus cases in Rwanda has risen to five from one, and included a man of Rwandese nationality with no recent history of travel, the health ministry said late on Sunday.The east African country confirmed its first...

Mauritania and Namibia record first cases of coronavirus

Mauritania and Namibia have confirmed their first cases of novel coronavirus, the country's health ministers said on Friday, adding to the growing number of cases in Africa.In a televised statement, Mauritania Health Minister Mohamed Nedhirou Ould Hamed said the...

Kenya records first case of coronavirus in East Africa

Kenya announced its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Friday, saying a woman who returned from the United States tested positive for the illness in Nairobi."I want to inform you that the Ministry of Health has confirmed the first...

Gabon, Ghana record first cases of coronavirus

Gabon and Ghana confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Thursday, becoming the ninth and tenth countries in sub-Saharan Africa to register positive cases.The region has so far been less badly hit by coronavirus than Europe or China. Ivory...

Coronavirus deaths in Italy now over 1000

Coronavirus has claimed 1,016 lives in Italy, officials say, but Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio says he hopes his country will be the first in Europe to get over the emergency.Another 188 people died over 24 hours.However, Mr Di...

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...

South Africa records 4 news coronavirus cases, total now 17

Four persons have tested positive to the coronavirus in South Africa, bringing the number of infections in the Mandela country to 17, the health ministry said on Thursday.And one of the new patients, in the Free State, is the...
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