Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus: Africa's Pulse, No. 21, Spring 2020 - An Analysis of Issues Shaping Africa’s Economic Future

Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on human life and brought major disruption to economic activity across the world. Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks. Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to decline from 2.4 percent in 2019…

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Coronavirus – Nigeria: Demonstration of handwashing as one of the precautionary measures to prevent COVID-19

Nomadic community leader & Polio personnel demonstrated #handwashing as one of the precautionary measures to prevent #COVID19 & stressed #PhysicalDistancing in a nomadic community of security-compromised Borno State.

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Coronavirus – Nigeria: Twenty-two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria

Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo. As at 09:00pm 8th April there are 276 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths.

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Coronavirus - Africa: In Eastern Africa region there are now 948 total confirmed COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 update: In Eastern Africa region there are now 948 total confirmed #COVID19 cases 18 deaths and 55 recoveries. Please check out the new Africa CDC dashboard for #COVID19 updates from all African Union Member States. #WashYourHands #StayHome

Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward First Recession in 25 Years

The analysis shows that COVID-19 will cost the region between $37 billion and $79 billion in output losses for 2020 due to a combination of effects

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over the past 25 years, according to the latest Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly…

Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Coronavirus – Nigeria: FG confirms 254 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria

The State Minister, Health, revealed that 44 had been discharged from treatment of which 7 are from the UATH center and 6 corona related fatalities

The Honorable Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has confirmed 254 recorded cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. He affirmed this at the Presidential Task Force Briefing on 8th April, 2020, stating that Lagos remained the epicenter with 130, 50 cases in FCT, 20 in Osun, 11 in Edo,…

Source: Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda |

Coronavirus – Uganda: Update on The Covid-19 Outbreak in Uganda

The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Uganda now stands at 53

The Ministry of Health confirms one (1) case of COVID-19 in Uganda out of the total of 214 samples tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). So far, a cumulative of 3,524 samples have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Uganda now stands…

Source: Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe |

Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Update: 08 April 2020

The Ministry would like to report that the ninth patient deceased today under admission in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Wilkins Hospital

The Ministry would like to report that today, the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory tested 18 samples. All of them tested negative for COVID-19. Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe has eleven confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Ministry however would like to report that the ninth patient deceased today under admission in the…

Source: Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda |

Coronavirus – Rwanda: Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus - 8 April 2020

All new cases have been isolated and the tracing of contacts is ongoing

5 new coronavirus cases were identified today, out of 772 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 110 (of whom 7 have recovered). 4 contacts of previously confirmed positive cases, who were identified through tracing 1 frequent traveler All new cases…