Coronavirus Africa

Coronavirus Africa

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

African Countries Drop Covid-19 Curbs To Limit Economic Harm

The Guardian Governments across Africa are abandoning restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the hope of limiting damage to their fragile economies, despite a rapid rise in the number of cases of the virus across the continent. Strict lockdowns have inflicted significant suffering on hundreds of millions of people who live without regular employment

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya President’s Staff Test Positive For Covid-19

Daily Nation Four State House officials have tested positive for coronavirus, marking the first publicly-acknowledged Covid-19 infections at the top national government office. State House spokesperson Kanze Dena said the identities of the four will remain concealed as they seek treatment at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital in Kiambu County. They tested

Zambia: 80 % recover from 1,321 confirmed cases

Africa News Zambia is one of southern Africa’s most impacted nations despite being way behind continent leader South Africa. A lockdown imposed by President Edgar Lungu has since been relaxed following a continent-wide trend. This article will focus on major developments coming from the southern African country. The case load in the country reached 1,321

Covid-19 deaths in SA climb to 1,354

TimesLive SA’s Covid-19 death toll had climbed to 1,354 with a mortality rate of 2.2%, health minister Zweli Mkhize said in an update on Friday evening. “Regrettably, we report a further 70 Covid-19 related deaths: 39 from Western Cape, 30 from the Eastern Cape and 1 from Limpopo,” he said in a statement. The cumulative

Covid-19 hit South Africa reopens 95% schools

Africa News South Africa reopened schools for pupils in certain grades after two and a half months of home-schooling to limit the spread of coronavirus. On Monday, about 95 per cent of schools had reopened. The government had originally intended to reopen schools on June 1 but postponed this to June 8 after finding out

President Cyril Ramaphosa

1,000 deaths: SA hits grim Covid-19 milestone

TimesLive South Africa on Monday night reached a grim milestone as the country battles to contain the coronavirus: more than 1,000 people have now died from the illness the virus causes. The milestone was reached 73 days after the first Covid-19 related death – that of 48-year-old Madeleine van Wyk from the Western Cape –

President John Magufuli

Coronavirus: John Magufuli declares Tanzania free of Covid-19

BBC Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has declared the country “coronavirus-free” thanks to prayers by citizens. “The corona disease has been eliminated thanks to God,” Magufuli told worshippers in a church in the capital, Dodoma. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the government’s strategy on Covid-19. The government has stopped publishing data on

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

95% of SA schools ready to reopen Monday

TimesLIVE BASIC education minister Angie Motshekga on Sunday announced that 95% of schools in the country were ready to reopen on Monday.   Motshekga was addressing the country on the state of readiness for the reopening of schools. The reopening of schools for grade 7s and matrics was initially expected to resume on June 1

Covid-19: Madagascar Education Minister Fired Over US$2M Lollipop Order For Learners

BBC Madagascar’s education minister has been fired over plans to order more than $2m (£1.6m) worth of sweets for schoolchildren. Rijasoa Andriamanana said pupils would be given three lollipops each to mask the “bitter” aftertaste of an untested herbal remedy for coronavirus. The plan was called off after objections from Madagascar’s president. President Andry Rajoelina