Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update

Currently, there are twenty-five (25) cases in the treatment center and two of the patients are in critical condition

Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted 68 laboratory tests within twenty-four hours and three cases are confirmed for COVID-19, making the total cases twenty-nine (29). The confirmed cases are all Ethiopians. The first patient is 33 years old female with travel history to Djibouti, Brazil, India and her last travel was…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus – Mauritania: Holding the Line: Border Officials Mobilize Against COVID-19 with International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Support

The border communities exposed to the disorderly movements and poorly sensitised on this disease are most vulnerable to the COVID-19 outbreak

The daily trickle of travelers, livestock and goods that once boarded the ferry between Mauritania and Senegal through the Rosso border crossing will grow when it reopens, one of the few active points of entry (POEs) between the two countries.  “In normal circumstances we saw about 100 crossings a day, mainly…

Source: Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini |

Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 Update (31st March 2020)

The country remains with nine confirmed COVID-19 cases of which the index case has tested negative and has been discharged

The Ministry of Health has received a total of 80 COVID-19 results, of which 65 were negative and 15 rejected because they did not meet case definition standards. The country remains with nine confirmed COVID-19 cases of which the index case has tested negative and has been discharged. The Ministry…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Coronavirus - Ivory Coast: Coronavirus preparations in full swing

Local authorities and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) work together to prepare for COVID-19

Ivory Coast has now registered 140 cases of COVID-19 (as of March 29 according to WHO) and recently entered the stage of local transmission. In response, the Ivorian authorities, like those in most neighboring countries, have quickly taken measures to restrict movement, according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without…

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Coronavirus – Tanzania: Local Manufacturers’ Ordeal

The two Asian economic giants are the main suppliers of raw materials to the country's manufacturing industries

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted many investments, but mainly local manufacturers who depend on raw materials from China and India. The two Asian economic giants are the main suppliers of raw materials to the country's manufacturing industries. Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), Executive Director Godfrey Simbeye unveiled to the "Daily…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea shortlists companies for Key Energy Projects under its Year of Investment

The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) of Equatorial Guinea has selected and revealed the key companies shortlisted for the execution of its landmark projects under its ongoing Year of Investment. The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020. At Punta Europa,…

Source: Victor Oladokun |

COVID-19: Why Africa Urgently Needs an Ubuntu Plan (By Dr Victor Oladokun)

One virus has disrupted the whole world in a manner never seen before in history

By Dr Victor Oladokun, outgoing Director of Communication & External Relations at the African Development Bank Group Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated Ubuntu Plan in response to COVID-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our shared and connected humanity, as we find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented crisis.…

Source: Ministry of Health, The Gambia |

Coronavirus - Gambia: The Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health received medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation

Saturday 28th March 2020, the Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health received medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation at a colourful ceremony at Banjul International Airport. The Chinese Ambassador to The Gambia H.E. Ma Jianchun on behalf of the People's Republic of China handing over the…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: As at today, 28 March 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187

Some of the confirmed COVID-19 cases that involve health workers

Fellow South Africans, as at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187. We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting. The…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes

Scientific brief According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes. Droplet transmission occurs when a person is in in close contact (within 1 m) with someone who has respiratory symptoms (e.g.  coughing or sneezing,) and is therefore at risk of having his/her…