Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: ECA contributes awareness materials to aid Ethiopia’s fight against COVID-19

Topics include emergency preparedness and response, the disease and its conditions, healthy living and safety, among others

The Economic Commission for Africa and the UN Communications Group last week handed over to the Government of Ethiopia, awareness materials to ensure ordinary citizens have access to timely and accurate information in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Over 40000 flyers and brochures were printed for distribution by relevant government entities. Topics include emergency preparedness and…

Source: OCHA Sudan |

Coronavirus - Sudan: As of the 29 March, six confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sudan

Starting the 31 March 2020, the national curfew in Sudan will be extended from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am

As of the 29 March, six confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sudan. There have been two resulting fatalities. All cases are imported with recent travel history--no local transmission has been documented. Three patients have been admitted to Khartoum state hospital isolation and 28 suspected cases are in home…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

COVID-19: Urgent action needed to counter major threat to life in conflict zones

An immediate and concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is vital

It will be nearly impossible to fight COVID-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. Plans to prevent and respond to the virus must urgently move forward before it…

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

Central (274 cases, 11 deaths, 9 recoveries): Cameroon (142, 2, 3), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (81, 8, 1), Equatorial Guinea (14, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0)

African Union Member States (46) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,871), deaths (152), and recoveries (340) by region:  Central (274 cases, 11 deaths, 9 recoveries):  Cameroon (142, 2, 3), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (81, 8, 1), Equatorial Guinea (14, 0, 0),…

Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: Notification note on additional COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

Currently there are nineteen (19) cases in isolation and treatment center with one of the patient receiving intensive care

Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted 66 laboratory tests within twenty four hours and two cases are confirmed for COVID-19, making the total cases twenty three (23). The confirmed cases are a 32 years old male who came from The United States of America on March 19 and residing in Addiskedame…

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Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVID-19 information to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected countries

UN Peacekeeping currently has large, popular and trusted radio stations in four African countries

UN Peacekeeping radio stations have in recent decades helped build support for peace process in a dozen countries around the world including Cambodia, Croatia, Namibia and Timor-Leste. Today, these stations are playing another vital role – getting the word out to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected states about the coronavirus pandemic…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

COVID-19 - Africa: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) response to the coronavirus in Africa

The African region has not been so severely affected so far, but if action is not taken immediately to contain the virus, it could have devastating effect

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as coronavirus, has overwhelmed advance health care systems all over the world. The African region has not been so severely affected so far, but if action is not taken immediately to contain the virus, it could have devastating effects particularly in places affected by conflict…

International Sports Press Association (AIPS)
Source: International Sports Press Association (AIPS) |

With the world in lockdown, International Sports Press Association (AIPS) embraces a new digital era for Young Reporters graduates

In times of pandemic, the Young Reporters eCollege is a way to continue the renowned Young Reporters Programmes, offering chances, tools and answers to the next generation

AIPS (www.AIPSMedia.com) has set a new era by launching the Young Reporters eCollege, an innovative distance learning programme, with a first online session to discuss the future of Tokyo 2020 and how sports journalism can and must stay relevant. In times of pandemic, the Young Reporters eCollege is a way…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sports on measures to stop Coronavirus COVID-19 spread

2020 winter customary initiation season suspended to stop the spread

In consideration of the magnitude and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, in its meeting of 15 March 2020, Cabinet resolved to declare a National State of Disaster, which was duly declared under Government Gazette No. 43096. This was followed by a National Address by the President of the Republic of…