Coronavirus Africa

Coronavirus Africa

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

SA passes 250,000 Covid-19 cases with 12,000 new infections

TimesLive SA has recorded 12,348 new cases of Covid-19 and 140 deaths in the past 24 hours. According to the health ministry, there are now 250,687 cases of Covid-19 across the country and 3,860 fatalities. There are also a reported 118,232 recoveries. Gauteng is the country’s epicentre with 87,033 cases, of which 5,487 were reported

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta

Covid-19: Kenyan schools to remain closed until 2021

BBC All schools in Kenya will remain closed until next January because of the coronavirus pandemic. Final year exams, usually taken in October and November, have also been cancelled. Education Minister George Magoha said students would repeat a year as schools had closed in mid-March, three months after the school calendar had begun. But colleges

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera

Covid-19: Malawi cancels independence day celebrations

BBC MALAWI’S new president, Lazarus Chakwera, has called off independence celebrations and further scaled back plans for Monday’s formal inauguration. Both events were due to be marked by a huge jamboree in Lilongwe’s football stadium. On Saturday, the president announced the stadium’s capacity would be halved to 20,000 to limit the spread of coronavirus. Now

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

Gauteng Health Facilities Reach Maximum Bed Capacity

News24 AS Covid-19 cases have started to spike in Gauteng, all government hospitals in the province have reached maximum bed capacity. This was confirmed by the Gauteng Department of Health on Thursday. “Please note that all the Gauteng Health facilities have reached the maximum bed capacity,” department spokesperson Philani Mhlungu told News24. Mhlungu added that

Senegalese President Macky Sall

Senegal president Macky Sall self-quarantines

Africa News Senegalese President Macky Sall has quarantined himself as a precaution after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a presidential statement late Wednesday. Although Sall tested negative for the virus, he will be undergoing a quarantine process of 15 days based on medical recommendations. Yeya Diallo,

Africa’s cases surge to more than 336,000

AP Africa’s coronavirus cases have surged to more than 336,000, an increase of nearly 10,000 infections from Wednesday evening. That’s according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The jump is largely due to South Africa announcing its largest daily number of new cases: 5,688. The Africa CDC chief says the pandemic on

First African Covid-19 vaccine trial kicks off in SA

TimesLive In a major milestone for the country, the continent and the global fight against the pandemic the first participants from across Africa will be vaccinated this week in a South African A trial as the world searches for a prevention against acquiring Covid-19. Called The South African Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA-Trial, it has enrolled 1,950 adult

African leaders

Africa’s coronavirus cases pass 300,000 with 8,100+ deaths

Africa News Africa’s case load passed the 300,000 mark late Sunday according to statistics by the John Hopkins University tracker. As of 07:30 GMT of June 22, the figure had reached 306,000 with 8,116 deaths. The active cases were at 151,937 with recoveries at 146,337. The continent’s most impacted remains South Africa whose tallies are almost