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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said there have been over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths on the African continent. The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO. WHO stated on its dashboard that “there are over 1.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – …

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa says there are currently over 663,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa. The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Friday. “There are over 663,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 343,000 recoveries and 14,000 …

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 8,000 health workers have been infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Africa Region.WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, disclosed this on its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Tuesday. “This is why Infection Prevention Control (IPC) awareness is vital for all. “WHO and partners have trained …

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced a new round of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday in response to the country’s rising rate of infections. “From Monday onwards, a night-time curfew will be enforced between 9 pm and 4 am, while face masks will be compulsory in public places and a ban on the sale of …

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the African Region in the past week. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, disclosed this in the COVID-19 Situation Report posted on its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Thursday. The external situation report number …

Africa’s economic growth could rebound in 2021, provided that governments manage the COVID-19 infection rate well, according to updated forecasts from the African Development Bank, released on Tuesday. In a comprehensive socio-economic assessment of the pandemic’s impact, the bank said growth was now projected to rebound to 3 per cent in 2021 from -3.4 per …

A low-cost steroid dexamethasone can save the lives of one in eight severely ill patients on ventilators being treated for COVID-19 and of one in 25 patients who are receiving supplemental oxygen. That’s according to Oxford University researchers Peter Horby and Martin Landray, who are conducting treatment experiments as part of the large Recovery Trial …

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of coronavirus cases in Africa is now over 256,000. The UN health agency gave the update on its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Wednesday. The agency said: “There are over 256,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with …

Thousands of Malians staged a protest in Bamako on Friday to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Keita over what they described as his mishandling of many crises plaguing the country. Mr Keita, re-elected in 2018 for a second five-year term, is struggling with a years-long security crisis in northern Mali, an outbreak of the …

A faint sliver of moon hung in the morning sky as I set out on the risky voyage in early May. I was aware of the risks of arrest by security operatives or even death for flouting the lockdown and border closure in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. But as a reporter, …