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WHO: Africa records 23 per cent increase in coronavirus cases

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Flickr The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is a 23 per cent increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa in...
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In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of “silent epidemic”

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When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge....
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Coronavirus: Eritrea flattens curve in less than two months

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Eritrea on Friday claimed that it had brought the number of coronavirus infections down to zero, becoming the first East African country to win the...
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WHO: Virus could infect more than 200 million in Africa

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Flickr The new coronavirus could kill 150,000 people in Africa in a year unless urgent action is taken, according to a WHO modelling study that...
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Ghana overtakes Nigeria as coronavirus death toll hits 2,223 in Africa

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The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 60,657 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 53 countries...
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Ghana tops coronavirus cases in West Africa after easing lockdown

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Ghana has the highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in West Africa. According to data obtained from the World Health Organisation, no fewer than...
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UNECA: Africa will lose $65 billion to full lockdown

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Mr Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Trade and Integration, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says African economy will lose 65 billion dollars if there...
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Coronavirus exposes gaping holes in Africa’s health systems

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African nations are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people, a Reuters survey...