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Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.
Three-time African Footballer of the Year Abedi Pele has released a statement paying tribute to Pape Diouf.
Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba has joined the likes of Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba in denouncing the remarks of two French medical practitioners who said on television the vaccine that could be effective in treating coronavirus should first be tested in Africa.
Middle Eastern and African governments must act faster to protect their airlines, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday, warning their losses from the coronavirus pandemic had risen to $23 billion.
With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.
An unprecedented 2.1 million people in the Sahel region will not have access to enough food, with the Covid-19 pandemic likely to hamper aid operations, a projection by the World Food Programme (WFP) showed.
The traditional ruler of Umiaghwa-Abraka kingdom in Ethiope East local government area of Delta State, HRM Avwaeke I, has given reasons why the number of cases of the Corona Virus in Nigeria is still low at the moment in the country adding that the state and the federal government should be blamed for the number of cases recorded so far.
Now, the virus has impacted almost every corner of the globe, and the number of confirmed cases is expected to surpass 1 million any day now, the World Health Organisation’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on April 1.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally.
The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries has reached 196 as confirmed cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Wednesday.
One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.
Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus.
In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”
AS the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic continues to spread across the country, customs agents have called for the development of an action plan by stakeholders in the maritime sector of the nation’s economy.
The government has put Britain into a virtual lockdown, closing pubs, restaurants, and nearly all shops, while banning social gatherings and ordering Britons to stay at home unless it is absolutely essential to venture out.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Anambra State, has hailed Governor Willie Obiano, for ordering the production of three million local masks, and approving 10 percent tax refund to businesses in the state to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on businesses in the state.
Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Istifanus Gyang, Plateau North Friday raised the alarm that despite the Coronavirus, COVID-19 that is at the moment, ravaging the world, his people were being killed by Armed Bandits.
Zimbabwe’s police began using water cannon on Friday to disinfect markets and bus ranks, turning instruments associated with repression into weapons against the new coronavirus.
Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, has registered 932 new COVID-19 deaths within 24 hours, bringing the total to 10,935, the Health Ministry in Madrid announced on Friday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said the figures of confirmed COVID-19 cases released for Akwa-Ibom are accurate.
Zimbabwean authorities on Monday began enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against the spread of coronavirus after the disease left one person dead and infected six others.
The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority has commended Safety and Protection Management Solutions Limited, the authorised 3M distributor in Nigeria, for supporting the efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus Disease in the state.
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala says he feels “much better” and is ready to restart a training regime after his coronavirus diagnosis.
A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.