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Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Morocco reports 70 new coronavirus cases, 761 in total

A total of 70 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Morocco late on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the North African country to 761, the Ministry of Health said.
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Virus crisis shines light on troubled North Africa health care

The coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on shortcomings in health care in several North African countries, even as governments moved quickly to announce restrictions to limit the spread of the virus.
Employees at a Tunisian factory are churning out 50,000 face masks a day and other protective medical gear after opting to go into lockdown at work.

150 Tunisians self-isolate in factory to make masks

Employees at a Tunisian factory are churning out 50,000 face masks a day and other protective medical gear after opting to go into lockdown at work.

Tunisia discussing new IMF programme – minister

Tunisia has started negotiations with the International Monetary Fund for a new loan programme, but a plan to issue bonds is on hold because of the coronavirus, the finance minister said on Monday.
Tunisian President, Kais Saied, on Friday declared a nationwide, round-the-clock self-isolation of residents to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, after an increase in confirmed cases.

Tunisia orders nationwide self-isolation

Tunisian President, Kais Saied, on Friday declared a nationwide, round-the-clock self-isolation of residents to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, after an increase in confirmed cases.
Conservative academic Kais Saied Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.

Tunisia announces nationwide self-isolation

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Friday declared a nationwide, round-the-clock self-isolation of inhabitants to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, after an increase in confirmed cases.
A bottle of hydroalcoholic gel is placed at the reception of Hasdrubal Hotel in Hammamet, Tunisia, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus on March 12, 2020. REUTERS-Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia begs citizens for donations to help tackle coronavirus

Tunisia has created a voluntary fund dedicated to fighting the coronavirus outbreak and reducing its economic repercussions, the North African country’s Ministry of Finance said Sunday.
Football activities in Egypt have been placed on hold in the wake of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Egyptian football suspended amid coronavirus fears

"As per instructions from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Youth and Sports, and after reviewing the recommendations of the Medical Committee of the Egyptian Football Association, the Egyptian Football Association decided to suspend football games for 15 days starting Monday," the EFA said in a statement.
A man rides a bicycle during a thunderstorm and heavy rains in downtown Cairo, as the government announced a day off while the rain exceeds the infrastructure's capacity in most cities in Egypt, March 12, 2020.

Egypt says nearly 20 killed in freak bad weather

Nearly 20 people have been killed in some of the worst storms to hit Egypt in decades, the country’s prime minister said in a statement on Friday.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

DR Congo confirms first coronavirus case

Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic to seven.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Cameroon, Togo confirm first cases of coronavirus

Cameroon and Togo confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic to five.
People walk outside the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform in Algiers, Algeria February 26, 2020. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algeria confirms two more coronavirus cases

Algeria has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus infections, a woman and her daughter aged 53 and 24 years respectively, the health ministry said on Monday.
Egyptian honour guards escort the coffin of former president Hosni Mubarak during his funeral in Cairo. Khaled Desouki-AFP via Getty Images

Egypt buries autocrat Hosni Mubarak with military honours

Egypt held a military funeral Wednesday for former president Hosni Mubarak, whose three decades of strong-arm rule ended in the Arab Spring protests of 2011.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Italian infected with coronavirus arrives in Algeria

Algeria has reported its first case of the novel Coronavirus recognised by the World Health Organisation as COVID-19.
A crowded street in Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo, the Egyptian capital where about a fifth of its people live. Alamy

Egypt’s population hits 100 million

Egypt’s population has reached 100 million, the statistics agency said Tuesday, highlighting the threat of overpopulation in a poverty-stricken country where many live in crowded megacities.
Said Bouteflika

Jailed brother of Algeria’s ex-president launches appeal

An Algerian military court Sunday started hearing an appeal against the 15-year jail term for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was brought down amid anti-regime protests last year.

Austin Ejide targets Super Eagles return after six years

Nigerian goalkeeper Austin Ejide said he is in the best form of his career and his not ruling out a return to the Super Eagles six years after his last appearance.
Emmanuel Amuneke

Emmanuel Amuneke faces challenges as new coach of struggling El-Makkasa

Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amuneke has said that he may face some challenges after taking over at struggling Egyptian Premier League side El-Makkasa.

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Speaker Gbajabiamila: Chinese doctors must be quaratined

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York increases fine for violating social distancing guidelines to $1,000

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
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Nigeria declares April 10, 13 as Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano coronavirus fund raising committee hits N400 million

The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.