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One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Coronavirus cases in Uganda jump to 23

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uganda has jumped from 18 to 23.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey halts intercity trains as virus cases surge

Turkey halted all intercity trains and limited domestic flights on Saturday as coronavirus cases jumped by a third in a day to 5,698, with 92 dead.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iran’s virus death toll rises to 2,378

Iran is battling the worst COVID-19 pandemic in the Middle East region, with at least 2, 378 persons said to have died since the outbreak started in the country.
The novel coronavirus continues to ravage Spain, with the number of cases climbing by 6,500 in the past 24 hours to 40,000, and the death toll from the disease now topping 2,700.

Spain death toll hits 4,858 as 769 die in 24 hours

The death toll in Spain soared over 4,800 Friday after 769 people died in 24 hours, in what was a record one-day figure for fatalities, the government said.
Homeless people react as members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) patrol the streets of Johannesburg on the first day of a nationwide lockdown for 21 days to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa coronavirus cases exceed 1,000, first two dead reported

Cases of coronavirus in South Africa passed 1,000 on Friday, the health ministry said, while also reporting its first two deaths on the first day of a three-week, nationwide lockdown.
A shopper packs her groceries at a Makro Store at Strubens Valley, ahead of a nationwide lockdown for 21 to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 24, 2020. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa reports first two coronavirus deaths as cases breach 1,000

Two people have died from coronavirus in South Africa, the health ministry said on Friday, adding that the total number of cases in the country have risen to more than 1,000, from 927 a day earlier.
People walk inside the Yaba Mainland hospital compound where Covid-19 patients are being treated in Lagos, Nigeria, in February. AP

Scarcity of protective materials hits Lagos hospitals

Health workers in Lagos State may currently be at risk as the scarcity of personal protective equipment, especially masks, infrared thermometers, sanitisers and protective coverall has hit many of the public hospitals in the state.

Saudi king shuts down Riyadh, Mecca, Medina

King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has banned residents from entering or leaving Riyadh, Mecca and Medina, the Kingdom’s three principal cities from tomorrow, as part of measures to contain coronavirus.
Iranian workers set up a makeshift hospital inside the Iran Mall, northwest of Tehran, on March 21, 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. AFP

Iran reports 143 deaths, 2,200 new cases in 24 hours

The official number of coronavirus victims in Iran reached 2,077 on Wednesday, March 25, the health ministry spokesman announced. With 143 new deaths, the epidemic does not show any signs of slowing down.
The novel coronavirus continues to ravage Spain, with the number of cases climbing by 6,500 in the past 24 hours to 40,000, and the death toll from the disease now topping 2,700.

Spanish coronavirus cases hit 40,000 with 2,700 deaths

Fernando Simon, Head of Spain’s Health Alert and Emergency Coordination Centre (CCAES), advised caution when interpreting the numbers and said the “seven-to-ten-day” incubation phase of the virus would cause a time lag in the spike in cases.
Customers stand in a queue outside Makro in Pretoria East on March 24, 2020. – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on March 23, 2020 announced a 21-day national lockdown to start later this week to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus which has affected more than 400 people and ordered the military to enforce the ban. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP)

Africa’s weak health systems face escalating virus peril

Equipment shortages, scarce beds and poorly-paid doctors and nurses: Africa is finding that it has few means to protect itself as a feared coronavirus tsunami looms.
Major General Shafie Abdel Halim Dawoud “died while fighting the coronavirus”, state television said, without giving any details. State media announced on Sunday that Major General Khaled Shaltout had died for the same reason.

Second Egyptian military official dies of coronavirus

A senior Egyptian military official died on Monday from coronavirus, state newspaper Al-Ahram said, a day after state media announced the death of another senior military official.
The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged to 2,182 after 462 people died within 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday.

Spain death toll tops 2,000 after 462 deaths in 24 hours

The death rate showed a 27-percent increase in the figures released a day earlier, with the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rising to 33,089 in Spain, one of the worst-hit countries in the world after China and Italy.
Iranian workers set up a makeshift hospital inside the Iran Mall, northwest of Tehran, on March 21, 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. AFP

Iran, Spain announce 532 deaths in 24 hours

Iran on Sunday announced 129 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, raising to 1,685 the official death toll in one of the worst-hit countries along with Italy and China.
Deputy Health Minister Alex Abban who confirmed the death to Accra based Citi News noted that- “The information I got from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service is that that person [the Lebanese man] has died. He died today.”

Ghana records first death of coronavirus

One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Israel’s coronavirus tally rises to 945

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 945 with 20 people in serious condition, the Health Ministry said Sunday morning.
Crowd of people gather at Seri Petaling Mosque, mosque linked as hotspot for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 29, 2020 in this picture obtained by Reuters from social media on March 19, 2020. REUTERS

Malaysia coronavirus cases jump to 1,183, many cases linked to mosque

Malaysia’s health ministry reported 153 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total to 1,183, one of the highest in Asia.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Mauritius reports first death from coronavirus

Mauritius has confirmed its first death from the coronavirus, while the number of confirmed cases has risen, a Health Ministry official said on Saturday.

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Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

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