Over 14,000 new Covid-19 infections across Africa in 24 hours

AllAfrica As of October 18, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,638,089. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,561, and recoveries 1,345,229. South Africa has the most reported cases – 702,131, with deaths numbering 18,408. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (170,911), Egypt (105,297) Ethiopia (88,434), Nigeria (61,307) and Algeria (54,203).

Coronavirus infections still rising rapidly in Britain

BBC Coronavirus infections are continuing to rise rapidly, with an estimated 27,900 new cases a day in England, the Office for National Statistics says. This figure is far higher than the number of confirmed cases announced by the government each day. The R number has risen slightly to 1.3-1.5, with growth of the epidemic still

Boris Johnson

Covid-19: Britain’s Johnson brings back sex ban

Mailonline Downing Street today insisted couples in coronavirus hotspots who do not live together must stick to social distancing rules if they meet up outside even if they are in long term relationships. The Government’s Covid-19 restrictions dictate that people living in tier two or tier three areas are not allowed to meet socially with

More Covid-19 vaccine hopes as scientists say experimental Chinese jab is safe

MailOnLine Hopes of getting a Covid-19 vaccine were boosted again today after an experimental Chinese jab was found to be safe and produce an immune response. Every volunteer given a double-dose of state-owned firm Sinopharm’s vaccine made antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. In theory, this would protect them from catching the virus

Oskido’s father dies from Covid-19

By Mbekezeli Ncube MOVEMENT for Democratic Change (MDC) founding member and former Pumula Luveve Member of Parliament, Esaph Mdlongwa has died. Mdlongwa, who is also father to popular South African based musician, Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa died at the age of 73 at a Bulawayo private hospital after succumbing to Covid-19 Oscar confirmed the tragic loss

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UPDATED: Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

BBC Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has announced. The 35-year-old is “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation”, the FPF said in a statement. Portugal face Sweden in a Nations League group game on Wednesday. The remainder of Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad have tested

Covid reinfection: Man gets Covid twice and second hit ‘more severe’

BBC A man in the United States has caught Covid twice, with the second infection becoming far more dangerous than the first, doctors report. The 25-year-old needed hospital treatment after his lungs could not get enough oxygen into his body. Reinfections remain rare and he has now recovered. But the study in the Lancet Infectious

Coronavirus stays on banknotes, phone screens, steel for up to 28 DAYS

MailOnline The COVID-19 virus can survive on banknotes for 28 days, and thrives in colder temperatures. New research conducted by he Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) suggests it can actually survive on banknotes and glass and steel surfaces for 28 days in cooler climates. As temperatures climb, the livability rate of the virus

Covid-19: China to test whole city of 9 million people in 5 days

BBC The Chinese city of Qingdao is testing its entire population of nine million people for Covid-19 over a period of five days. The mass testing comes after the discovery of a dozen cases linked to a hospital treating coronavirus patients arriving from abroad. In May, China tested the entire city of Wuhan – home

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Trump says now immune to Covid-19 and cannot transmit it

MailOnline Donald Trump said Sunday that he is cured of COVID-19 just over one week after his initial diagnosis as he claims he now has a ‘protective glow’ due to his supposed new ‘immunity’ to the virus. ‘Once you recover, you’re immune,’ Trump told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ in a phone

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Kuda Mahachi tests positive for Covid-19

By Sports Reporter SOUTH Africa-based Warriors’ player Kuda Mahachi has become the first high profile Zimbabwean sportsman to test positive for Covid-19. The 27-year-old winger who plays for SuperSport was excluded from the squad which played in the goalless against Malawi on Sunday afternoon after testing positive for the novel virus. Mahachi was earmarked to

Slovakia calls up troops as cases rise

BBC The Slovakian government has approved up to 1,500 troops to help public health officials as the country experiences another record number of new infections. An initial 267 have been deployed to assist in helping trace contacts of infected people this weekend. Some 1,184 new cases were identified on Thursday, the government said on Friday.

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Covid: Trump describes his illness ‘a blessing from God’

BBC US President Donald Trump says he feels great after his Covid-19 illness, describing it as “a blessing from God”. Trump returned to the Oval office on Wednesday, officials said, less than a week after testing positive. The president has had no Covid-19 symptoms for more than 24 hours and has been fever-free for more

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Zimbabwe requests SA to extradite fugitive ministers

Agencies Zimbabwe has asked South Africa to extradite a former Zimbabwean minister to be tried for abuse of power when he was a public officer, local media reported Monday. Saviour Kasukuwere is facing three charges for handing over 220 hectares of land in the capital Harare and southeastern Zimbabwe’s city of Masvingo to Shuvai Gumbochuma,

Singapore Offers ‘Covid-19 Pandemic Baby Bonus’ To Boost Births

BBC Singapore is offering a one-off payment to encourage people to have babies during the coronavirus pandemic. The worry is that citizens are putting off parenthood as they struggle with financial stress and job layoffs. Details of the amount that could be paid have yet to be released. It is in addition to several hefty

People leave a train station, as Tunisia relaxes some of its lockdown rules while keeping other restrictions in place.

Tunisia Reports Daily Covid-19 Record Of 1308 Cases

Reuters TUNISIA recorded 1,308 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the health ministry said on Friday, a record since the start of the pandemic, prompting the government to impose a night curfew in two governorates. The total number of cases has jumped to around 20,000 compared with roughly 1,000 cases before the country’s borders were

Progress Against Covid-19 Brings Complacency in Zimbabwe

AP WITH Zimbabwe’s coronavirus infections on the decline, schools are reopening, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions. Strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased so much that many people see no need to be cautious. With his face

Hand Washing Stations Help Residents In Covid-19 Fight

Development and Cooperation ZIMBABWE is facing a water crisis, due to poor infrastructure and the impacts of climate change. That makes it harder to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus as people do not have enough clean water to wash their hands. Thanks to non-governmental activists, hand-washing stations are available in Mbare, a densely