Source: Republic of South Africa, Department of Health |

Coronavirus: South Africa has 1170 confirmed cases (27 March)

The total number of tests conducted to date is 28 537

Today (27 March), South Africa has 1170 confirmed cases. This is an increase of 243 new cases from Thursday’s announcement. The total number of tests conducted to date is 28 537. REPORTED DEATHS: This morning we reported that two deaths had occurred as a result of the COVID-19 virus. 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…

Source: Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus — 27 March 2020

Four (4) new coronavirus cases were identified today, bringing the total to fifty-four (54)

Four (4) new coronavirus cases were identified today, bringing the total to fifty-four (54). • One (1) traveller who arrived from Dubai and who has been isolated • One (1) traveller who arrived from USA and who has been isolated • Two (2) contacts of previously confirmed positive travellers who were detected…

Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Federal Government Releases 10 Billion Naira Grant to Lagos State

5 billion Naira special intervention fund had also been released to NCDC to equip, expand and provide personnel to its facilities and laboratories across the country

The Federal Government has released 10billion Naira grant to Lagos State to increase its capacity to respond to the COVID19 outbreak.  This was made known by the Honorable Minister of Health,  Dr Osagie Ehanire, in a press briefing held at the Ministry's Headquarters today, 27th March 2020. The Minister said, the sum of…

Source: Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH), South Africa |

Coronavirus – South Africa: Gauteng Health Department Embarks on a Massive Recruitment Drive to Fight Against COVID-19

The GDoH has launched a digital platform called e-Recruitment

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) has embarked on a massive recruitment drive to ensure that there is enough capacity in the province to deal with the anticipated rise in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19. People in the following fields; medical officers, nursing, operational managers, pharmacy, physiotherapy,…

Source: Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus

All patients are under treatment in stable condition in an isolated health facility

Four (4) new coronavirus cases were identified today, bringing the total to fifty-four (54). • One (1) traveller who arrived from Dubai and who has been isolated • One (1) traveller who arrived from USA and who has been isolated • Two (2) contacts of previously confirmed positive travellers who…