Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Coronavirus - South Africa: United Nations in South Africa meet with diplomats find measures to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic

During the meeting, UN gave briefings on the current national, regional and global status of the COVID-19 pandemic

The head of the United Nations in South Africa, or the UN Resident Coordinator, Nardos Bekele-Thomas, supported by the heads of UN agencies, today held a successful virtual meeting with members of the diplomatic corps based in South Africa to discuss measures to combat COVID-19 in the country. The virtual…

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases

Northern (2,740, 162, 290): Algeria (847, 58, 77), Egypt (779, 52, 179), Libya (10, 0, 0), Mauritania (5, 0, 0), Morocco (676, 40, 29), Tunisia (423, 12, 5)

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (6,470), deaths (241), and recoveries (504) by region: Central (466 cases, 21 deaths, 19 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon (271, 7, 10), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (22, 2, 2), DRC (123, 11, 3), Equatorial…

Source: OCHA Sudan |

Coronavirus - Sudan: As of 01 April 2020, seven cases of confirmed COVID-19 reported in Sudan

A technical committee on COVID-19 was convened in South Darfur to review preparedness and response COVID-19

As of 01 April 2020, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) confirms seven COVID-19 cases in the country, including two deaths. All cases arrived in the country from abroad and are receiving required medical treatment in isolation centres in Khartoum. The 142 Sudanese students who were studying in Wuhan, returned…

Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: Notification note on COVID-19 situational update- April 2, 2020

Currently there are twenty five (25) patients in the isolation center and of this one person is in critical condition receiving intensive care

• The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) conducted 65 laboratory tests within the last twenty-four hours for COVID-19 and all of them are negative. • Currently there are twenty five (25) patients in the isolation center and of this one person is in critical condition receiving intensive care. • In…

Source: Disease Surveillance Department, Ghana Health Service |

Coronavirus - Ghana: Situation Update, Confirmed Covid-19 Cases in Ghana as at 02 April 2020, 14:00hrs

Ghana has recorded 204 cases COVID-19 with five (5) deaths

Since the last situational update, Ghana has confirmed nine additional COVID-19 cases, all from Greater Accra region. Four (4) of them have no history of travel nor contact with any confirmed case. Other four (4) have no travel history but are contacts of confirmed cases in Ghana; and one travelled…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Ministers Blade Nzimande and Zweli Mkhize postpone impact of Covid-19 on South Africans survey

The below media briefing has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience

Ministers of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and Health to release the results of the first round of public survey on the impact of Covid-19 Virus The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, and the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will release the results from…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO concerned as COVID-19 cases accelerate in Africa

To contain COVID-19, many countries in Africa are implementing measures, which restrict gatherings and the movement of people

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where COVID-19 cases were at…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Central African Republic, Portugal, Tunisia, Uzbekistan and Dominica

The findings, available online, contain positive aspects of each country’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of Central African Republic, Portugal, Tunisia, Uzbekistan and Dominica which it reviewed during its latest session. Although the session, which was due to end on 27 March, was suspended in mid-March because of the…