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As the coronavirus outbreak expands across the African region, Opera has expressed its commitment in keeping millions of people safer from the pandemic by adding a speed dial to the Opera Mini browser and Opera browser for Android, enabling people with quicker access to official information from local government and the ministry of health about COVID-19 per country.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus: African countries reach for malaria medicine

Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus.
More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Nigerians brace for lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled to curb the spread of coronavirus.
A farmer opens a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Ivory Coast, December 6, 2019. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon-File Photo

US investigates child labour in Ivory Coast cocoa supply chains

U.S. customs authorities have asked cocoa traders to report where and when they encounter child labour in their supply chains in top grower Ivory Coast, three industry sources said, following calls from American lawmakers to ban some imports.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

Coronavirus shakes up politicians across Africa

South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, 2020, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the continent.
South Africa has begun an lockdown that will be patrolled by the military and will see any disobeying the rules heavily punished

South Africa begins ‘unprecedented’ military-patrolled lockdown

South Africa came under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown on Friday, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said. In a statement on Saturday, the national police said Oly Ilunga Kalenga was detained because they believed he planned to evade legal proceedings by leaving the country.

Former health minister jailed for misappropriating funds meant for fight against Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s former Health Minister and his financial advisor have been jailed five years with hard labour for misappropriating funds meant for the fight against the Ebola virus.
Congolese Health Minister Eteni Longodo announced on Monday night that the patient had concluded the final confirmation tests and that he no longer had the virus.

DR Congo patient cured of coronavirus – minister

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said that the first patient to be confirmed with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) could walk out of hospital soon after he was cured.
The governor of Haut-Katanga province, Jacques Kyabula, issued the lockdown order late on Sunday and said the boundaries of the southeastern province would also be closed.

Congo imposes 48-hour lockdown on mining province over coronavirus

Congo has imposed a two-day lockdown in one copper- and cobalt-producing province and shut down public markets in another after two people tested positive for the coronavirus on a flight to the capital of one of the provinces.

Rwanda imposes nationwide shutdown as coronavirus infections jump across Africa

Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa, as infections spread across the continent and authorities warn healthcare systems are ill-equipped to cope.
Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday directed law enforcement agencies to arrest and disperse any large gatherings to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state. 1

Africa in for tough battle as coronavirus cases rise

Sub-Saharan Africa recorded its second coronavirus death on Friday as infections rose in South Africa, where the government warned bluntly of a long haul in the fight against the disease.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Monday arrived in Beijing for talks on the coronavirus outbreak, the WHO office in the Chinese capital confirmed.

WHO set to declare Congo Ebola free

It read; “If it stays that way, the outbreak will be declared over in less than a month. WHO thanks all partners for their solidarity in staying the course in the service of the people of the country; my special thanks to the government,’’.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO urges Africa to prepare for the worst as top politician dies in Burkina...

Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to “prepare for the worst”.
Kenyan health workers dressed in protective suits prepare to disinfect the residence where Kenya's first confirmed coronavirus patient was staying, in the town of Rongai near Nairobi, Kenya March 14, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Coronavirus: Over 400 cases recorded in Africa

African countries, as of Tuesday evening, had confirmed over 400 cases of COVID-19 on the continent, the World Health Organization has said. =
Pangolins were once a prized item in the markets of Gabon's capital Libreville, but bushmeat sellers have started hiding the small, scaly mammals behind boar legs and porcupine carcasses.

Pangolin sales plunge in Gabon over coronavirus fears

Pangolins were once a prized item in the markets of Gabon's capital Libreville, but bushmeat sellers have started hiding the small, scaly mammals behind boar legs and porcupine carcasses.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus spreads to 18 African nations

Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Ghana, Gabon record first cases of coronavirus

Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Togo, South Africa, Burkina Faso and Democratic Republic of Congo have also recorded cases.

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