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How has Africa been handling COVID-19?

In a recent interview, Dr John Nkengasong, the Africa CDC director, says the continent has been working in combating the Covid-19 crisis and hasn’t been idle. Currently in South Africa battling with the third wave of the disease, the government has authorized partial lockdown and also extended nighttime curfew. Here’s what Nkengasong has to say …

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COVID-19: Tunis Goes On Lockdown As Cases Skyrocket

Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, has gone on a partial lockdown today due to Covid-19 crisis reaching its highest daily rate since the outbreak globally. In some areas where the cases are way too high, the Tunisian government went all out authorizing a full lockdown. The areas include four regions — the governorates of Beja …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Produces Local Vaccines

COVID-19: Nigeria Produces Local Vaccines

On Monday, 22nd of March, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, mentioned that Nigeria has, courtesy of its scientists, produced at least two local COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines are, by virtue of his testimony, currently awaiting clinical trials and certifica­tion before becoming useful …

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COVID-19: Zimbabwe Imposes 30 Day Lockdown

COVID-19: Zimbabwe Imposes 30 Day Lockdown

Following a spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the first few days of the new year, Zimbabwe has reintroduced a 12-hour curfew from 6 pm until 6 am everyday for 30 days. The new curfew was announced on Saturday by Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. In his address, he stated the reasons for the new …

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COVID-19: How Africa Has Been Able To Manage The Pandemic

COVID-19: How Africa Has Been Able To Manage The Pandemic

Early in the year, a global phenomenon known as the Coronavirus, also known as “COVID-19” began to make the rounds and before anyone could say “Jack Robinson”, everyone was on lock-down and face-masks became the “new normal”. The emergence of COVID-19 birthed a lot of conspiracy theories, rumors and was a serious cause for global …

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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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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: Kenya’s tour planes operators morn poor business returns

 For Kenyan-based safari operator, Safarilink, June is the busiest time of year, as the company’s small planes ferry tourists to national parks in Kenya and Tanzania to witness the majestic annual migration of 2 million animals. This year, the coronavirus outbreak has brought those adventures in Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti to a halt. …

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COVID-19 IMPACT SERIES- Football.

Across the African continent and indeed the entire globe, the impact of COVID 19 in sports has been massive, leading in the last 3 -4 months to actions, decisions and responses that are quite remarkable. Highlighted below are some of The Global  Impacts of COVID-19 in the world of football. – the Confederation of African …

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