Coronavirus Africa

Coronavirus Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya Extends Covid-19 Night Curfew To 3 January

Reuters KENYA’S President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the country’s nightly curfew to Jan. 3 as part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 after numbers surged in October. Kenyatta said that in October alone, the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases had risen by 15,000 and the East African nation reported about 300 deaths.

Positive...Ahmad Ahmad

Caf President Ahmad Ahmad tests positive for coronavirus The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Ahmad showed mild flu symptoms following his return to Cairo on Wednesday, after his recent trip to Morocco where he watched the Caf Confederation Cup final between Pyramids and RSB Berkane on Sunday. Ahmad has immediately started his 14-day

People came out in numbers at the Ga-Rankuwa Shisanyama in Pretoria this week and did not wear masks or maintain safe distances from one another, as advised by medical authorities.

‘You Can’t Drink With A Mask On’: Party Animals Shun Covid-19 Regulations

Sunday Times Luxury-branded handbags and wristwatches were the order of the day at a packed Sandton nightspot this week. Missing was a cheap accessory, a face mask. The Blackdoor Lounge brazenly posted hundreds of photos on its Facebook page this week of patrons drinking and dancing — packed together and not a mask in sight.

Namibian Politician Claims Covid-19 Was Planned By Greedy People

ANA Rustenburg – A Namibian politician claiming Covid-19 does not exist has suspended his father’s funeral, local media reported on Tuesday. According to a report in the daily newspaper The Namibian, Republican party leader, Henk Mudge, said the novel coronavirus officially known as Covid-19 was carefully planned by a small group of greedy people to

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).

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

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

SA Opens Borders To African Countries

BBC AIRPORTS were closed in March after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed South Africa has opened its borders to travellers from all African countries, but has retained restrictions against countries with higher coronavirus infection rates including the UK, the US and Russia. The country closed its borders in March to limit the spread of

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