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Africa: Covid-19 Deaths Exceed 41,000

As of October 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,709,387 . Reported deaths in Africa have reached 41,144 , and recoveries 1,397,522 . South Africa has the most reported cases – 714,246, with deaths numbering 18,843. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (194,461), Egypt (106,397) Ethiopia (92,858), Nigeria (61,930) and …

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AfDB wins award for COVID-19 bond issue

The African Development Bank (AfDB) was selected in a poll of bond market players as the best issuer in the year of a COVID-19 bond for its $3 billion dollar-denominated Fight COVID-19 social bond issued on March 27.The winners of the GlobalCapital Bond Awards were announced last month at a virtual ceremony held for the …

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.5m — Official

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Africa reached 1,497, 391 as of Saturday, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll due to illnesses related to COVID-19 in Africa has reached 36,504 as of …

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Zimbabwe: Travelers to pay for COVID-19 tests at ports of entry

The Zimbabwean Government has announced that it will charge for COVID-19 tests done on travellers showing symptoms of the disease at ports of entry. The measure is meant to allow the government to replenish laboratory commodities, Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, told a post-cabinet media briefing on Tuesday.Zimbabwe will resume international flights on Thursday this week …

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Nigeria: Health Workers Call- off Warning Strike

Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have suspended their nationwide warning strike. Mr Josiah Biobelemoye, JOHESU National Chairman, made this known in a statement at the end of its expanded National Executive Council meeting on Sunday in Abuja. Biobelemoye directed all members of the union to resume work by Sept. 21 and also await …

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COVID-19 Update: Lagos State Government Approves Cinemas, Spa and Gym to open at 33% of their capacity.

Lagos State government has Approved Full Reopening Of Places Of Worship and Cinemas, Spa and Gym to open at 33% of their capacity. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given permission for Churches and Mosques to open fully, while other leisure centres to open with full certification from government agencies owing to the full compliance by the …

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Covid-19: FG Commences N75bn MSMEs Palliatives Implementation

Federal Government has flagged off National MSME survival fund and Guaranteed off-take scheme, both targeted at assisting Micro Small and Medium Enterprise to step down the challenges arising from the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was flagged off by the Minister f State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum. As reported by Thisdaylive.com, …

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COVID 19:Curfew period in Nigeria now from 12 am to 4 am

The Government in Nigeria has further reviewed the nationwide curfew put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will now cover four hours- from 12 am to 4 am daily.The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced it this Thursday during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe …

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Nigeria: President Buhari approves release of food from strategic reserves of tackle inflation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the release of food items from the nation’s strategic reserves in a bid to tackle the high cost of food in the country. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, revealed this in a statement in Abuja.He also said President Buhari had expressed concern about …

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COVID-19 :Nigeria records 239 new cases, total now 54,247

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has disclosed on Tuesday night that the country recorded 239 fresh COVID-19 cases. The centre revealed on its Twitter handle that the cases were recorded in 14 states of the federation and Abuja.It added that 10 people died from complications resulting from the virus on Tuesday. Consequently, the …

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