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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.
The PGuard has been mainly sold overseas to companies for security uses, but can be now be spotted patrolling the streets of Tunisia

Tunisia ‘robocop’ enforces coronavirus lockdown

Tunisia's interior ministry has deployed a police robot to patrol the streets of the capital and enforce a lockdown imposed last month as the country battles the spread of coronavirus.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.

Rio Ferdinand: How Sir Alex played a part in England’s lack of trophies

Rio Ferdinand has disclosed that legendary Scottish manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s desire to win trophies at Manchester United ultimately hindered England’s own pursuit for glory.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Coronavirus cases in Africa double in one week

African countries have so far recorded over 4,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), more than double the figure as of Monday.
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.
With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Global coronavirus cases exceeds 500,000 as SA tops chart in Africa

With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

64 deaths, 2,412 coronavirus cases recorded in 43 African countries — list

From the 2,412 cases, 64 people died and 203 recovered in 14 African countries, according to data obtained by newsmen from the World Health Organisation’s website.

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.
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. =
A biopharmaceutical employee at CureVac demonstrates research for a coronavirus vaccine at a lab in Tuebingen, Germany, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Andreas Gebert - Reuters

Coronavirus hits 27 countries in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are now over 300 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Africa.
Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium, Douala will host the first ever single final-match format of the Champions League the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Douala to host CAF Champions League final

The newly-built Japoma Stadium in the Cameroon city of Douala will stage the final of this season’s African Champions League on May 29, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed on Monday.
Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium, Douala will host the first ever single final-match format of the Champions League the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium to host CAF Champions League final

Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium, Douala will host the first ever single final-match format of the Champions League the Confederation of African Football has announced.
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.
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.
South Africa’s Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize has told the media the four people who were diagnosed with the virus, were part of a group of 10 who recently travelled to Italy.

South Africa confirms six new cases of coronavirus

South Africa on Wednesday reported six new confirmed cases of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus – all involving people who had travelled to Europe.

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has rejected the planned arrival of a Chinese medical team to assist the country in its coronavirus (COVID-19) response.
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases hit 232

Nigeria has confirmed eight new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total national figures to 232 cases.
Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.

Chinese city bans consumption of dog, cats, others

Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria confirms 8 more coronavirus cases, 32 discharged

As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-three have been discharged with five deaths.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

British premier Boris Johnson hospitalised over coronavirus infection

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over his coronavirus infection.