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

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

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (6,213), deaths (221), and recoveries (469) by region: Central (425 cases, 20 deaths, 14 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon (233, 6, 5), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 2, 2), DRC* (123, 11, 3), Equatorial…

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Coronavirus - Democratic Republic of the Congo: UNHCR Update on COVID-19 Response

Across DRC, UNHCR is putting in place prevention measures in refugee camps

As of 1 April, there were 123 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the DRC, with 11 reported deaths. No new cases of Ebola have been recorded since 17 February; should this trend continue until 12 April, the epidemic can be declared over. On 25 March, UNHCR declared a global L2…

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

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,940), deaths (210), and recoveries (426) by region: Central (409 cases, 26 deaths, 17 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon' (233, 6, 5), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 2, 2), DRC (109, 17, 6), Equatorial…

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African governments and the judiciary must protect workers and oil companies from ill-intent legal actions due to COVID-19

African energy companies and services companies operating onshore and offshore need to be given protection from unnecessary litigation

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) is calling on African governments and the judiciary to take actions to shield oil & gas companies and their workers from lawyers trying to take advantage of the Coronavirus pandemic to create instability in the workplace. While most Africans are trying to cope with the…

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

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,786), deaths (196), and recoveries (412) by region: Central (399 cases, 15 deaths, 13 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon* (223, 6, 5), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (109, 8, 3), Equatorial…

Source: Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel |

Coronavirus – Congo: Congo’s Ex-President Yhombi-Opango Dies of COVID-19

The former President of the Republic of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, has died in Paris from complications related to coronavirus. He was 81 years old. His family said he had been ill before contracting the virus. Mr. Yhombi-Opango led Congo-Brazzaville from 1977 until he was toppled in 1979 by the…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Epidemic – 31 March 2020

As of 3 pm EAT 31 March 2020, 5,287 total COVID-19 cases and 172 (CFR 3%) deaths have been reported in 48 African countries

Outbreak Update: Globally, a total of 693,839 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed cases and 33,214 (CFR 5%) related deaths have been reported to date. Since the last brief (24 March 2020), 360,141  new COVID-19 cases and 18,706 new deaths have been reported globally. Fourteen countries and territories, including five African countries, are…

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

Central (353 cases,15 deaths,13 recoveries): Cameroon (193, 8, 5), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (98, 8, 3), Equatorial Guinea (14, 0, 0), Gabon (16, 1, 0)

African Union Member States (48) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,413), deaths (172), and recoveries (387) by region:  Central (353 cases, 15 deaths, 13 recoveries):  Cameroon (193, 8, 5), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (98, 8, 3), Equatorial Guinea (14, 0, 0),…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Namibia continues to strengthen its emergency preparedness and response

The workshop was attended by 29 participants from different sectors

WHO is in the process of supporting the Namibian government strengthen its capacity for assessing and analyzing health risks and to integrate the results in its emergency preparedness and response plans. A workshop held in May 2019 to map the country’s vulnerability to all hazards and how these risks will…