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Coronavirus misinformation spreading in Africa

As cases of the coronavirus increase around the world, there's been a flurry of misleading or false news stories emerging, as well.There have been relatively few confirmed cases of the virus in Africa so far, but the authorities in...

South Africa confirms first case of coronavirus

South Africa Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Thursday that the country has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, but experts say the virus is unlikely to spread - partly because of South Africa's summer season.On...

More coronavirus cases detected in Algeria and Senegal

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Algeria has jumped to 17 after nine new cases were registered on Wednesday night, meanwhile Senegal recorded two more cases involving travellers from Europe. Senegalese authorities reported two new cases of coronavirus on...

Amid coronavirus concern, Kenya suspends flight to Italy

Kenya is the first African country to suspend direct flights from two cities in northern Italy over concerns about the spread of coronavirus.Tunisia and Nigeria are dealing with confirmed cases from patients who had travelled from Italy.Health Minister Mutahi...

Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Senegal

A second person has tested positive for coronavirus in Senegal, the health ministry confirms, the patient is an 80-year-old French national who arrived Senegal on 29 February.He is being treated at the same hospital for infectious diseases in the...

World Bank announces $12B immediate support for COVID-19 country response

As COVID-19 reaches more than 60 countries, the World Bank Group is making available an initial package of up to $12 billion in immediate support to assist countries coping with the health and economic impacts of the global outbreak.This...

Nigeria quarantines 43 people among them 4 Chinese miners

Some 43 people, including four Chinese nationals, have been quarantined in Nigeria's northern Plateau state as a precaution to contain the possible spread of coronavirus.The country confirmed its first coronavirus case last Friday. The patient is an Italian citizen...

Senegal confirms first coronavirus case

Senegal’s health minister on Monday announced the first case of coronavirus in the country, the second case in sub-Saharan Africa after one was confirmed in Nigeria last week.The rapid spread of the new coronavirus has increased fears of a...

Kenya need to stop panicking and start preparing for coronavirus

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the globe, there are increasing questions being raised in Kenya about the measures - or more accurately, the lack of measures - the government is taking to protect the population.By the...

Uganda isolates 4 foreigners with flu and cough at Entebbe hospital

Four foreign nationals have been isolated at Entebbe Hospital after presenting flu and cough symptoms, Uganda Ministry of Health has revealed according to Daily Monitor.Without disclosing their nationalities, Ministry of Health Senior Public Relations Officer Emmanuel Ainebyoona said they...
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Covid-19: Parents in rejects plan to re-open schools in Nigeria

Some parents in Lagos State, Nigeria have kicked against reopening of schools in view of the continued rise in the number of the novel...