Coronavirus Africa

Coronavirus Africa

A bartender in Melville, Johannesburg, wears a mask while pouring beer during eased lockdown restrictions. Less than 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 were again reported across SA on Wednesday.

SA Records 1 906 New Covid-19 Cases In 24 Hours

TimesLive SOUTH AFRICA has more than 665,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Wednesday. Mkhize said there were 1,906 new cases of the illness reported in the past 24 hours, taking the national total to 665,188. Taking into account the number of recoveries and deaths, Mkhize said there were 54,753 active

President Cyril Ramaphosa

SA: Covid-19 death toll stands at 15,953

TimesLive Thirteen more fatalities related to Covid-19 were recorded on Sunday, bringing the death toll related to the pandemic to 15,953, the health ministry said. The Western Cape accounted for six of the deaths, followed by Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, which each recorded three. KwaZulu-Natal recorded one fatality. The Western Cape has recorded the

President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa eases strict lockdown as cases drop

BBC South Africa, which had one of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, has announced a further easing of anti-coronavirus measures. From 20 September an overnight curfew will be reduced, gatherings will be allowed at 50% of a venue’s capacity, and alcohol will again be on sale. “We have withstood the coronavirus storm,” said President

Africa records over 31 000 Covid-19 deaths and over a million recoveries

AllAfrica As of September 6, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,291,832. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 31,079 and recoveries 1,029,456. South Africa has the most reported cases – 636,884, with deaths numbering 14,779. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (99,720 cases), Morocco (70,168), Nigeria (54,905), Ethiopia (57,466), and Algeria

Total Number of Covid-19 Cases Across Africa Exceeds 1,2 Million

AllAfrica South Africa has the most reported cases – 613,017, with deaths numbering 13,308. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (97,619), Morocco (54,528), Nigeria (52,800) and Ghana (43,717). The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) using statistics from the World Health Organization and other

Coronavirus in Africa: ‘Signs of hope’ as cases level off

BBC Average daily cases of coronavirus in Africa fell last week, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). The continent-wide daily average was 10,300 last week, down from 11,000 the week before. The director of Africa CDC, Dr John Nkengasong, said it was a “sign of hope”. Africa has recorded

Positive...VP Inonge Mutukwa

Zambia vice president tests positive for Covid-19

By Staff Reporter ZAMBIA’s vice president Inonge Mutukwa has tested positive for coronavirus. This was revealed in a tweet by President Edgar Lungu who wished his deputy good health. “I have wished Her Honour the Republican Vice President Mrs Inonge Mutukwa Wina a quick recovery after she tested positive for #Covid_19 following a positive result

Africa Covid-19 cases surpass 1,1 million

Africa News As of August 18, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached has reached 1,128,061. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 25,898 and recoveries 846,102. South Africa has the most reported cases – 589,886, with deaths numbering 11,982. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (96,590), Nigeria (49,485), Algeria (39,025), and Ghana

Zimbabwe, Six African Nations To Start Antibody Covid-19 Tests

Reuters SEVEN African countries will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent. “Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco are the first set of countries that committed to it,” said John Nkengasong, head

Africa surpasses one million coronavirus cases

AFP Coronavirus has now infected more than one million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may be peaking in some countries are mingled with fears of a second wave. Nations across the continent have recorded 1 011 495 infections and at least 22 115 deaths, accounting for around five percent of global cases,

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

Over 500 000 Test Positive For Covid-19 In South Africa

Sky News SOUTH AFRICA has confirmed more than 500,000 coronavirus cases, as the number of infections in the African continent climbs towards one million. The country reported a daily rise of 10,107 new Covid-19 infections. This brings the total to 503,290 – the fifth-highest worldwide, behind the US, Brazil, India and Russia, according to Johns

Over 10,000 African health workers infected with Covid-19: WHO

Africa News The World Health Organization (WHO) today (July 23) warned of the threat posed by COVID-19 to health workers across Africa. More than 10 000 health workers in the 40 countries which have reported on such infections have been infected with COVID-19 so far, a sign of the challenges medical staff on the frontlines of the

Africa: Covid-19 Cases Reach 736,587, With 15,424 Deaths As of July 21, confirmed the Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 736,587. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 15,424 and recoveries 389,314. South Africa has the most reported cases – 373,628, with deaths numbering 5,173. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (88,402 cases), Nigeria (37,225), Algeria (23,691), and Ghana (28,430). The

Gwede Mantashe

South African minister hospitalised for Covid-19

TimesLive A week after testing positive for Covid-19, mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe has been admitted to hospital. This is according to cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams, who said Mantashe was admitted on Monday. Mantashe and his wife Nolwandle Mantashe tested positive last week, following which they went into self-quarantine. “Today, minister Mantashe was

Zindzi Mandela’s Family Praised For Revealing She Had Covid-19

BBC South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised the family of the country’s first black President Nelson Mandela for revealing that his daughter, Zindzi, who died on Monday, had Covid-19. The gesture will “encourage acceptance” of those infected, Mr. Ramaphosa said. The cause of death has not been disclosed. Zindzi was buried on Friday morning