Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO concerned as COVID-19 cases accelerate in Africa

To contain COVID-19, many countries in Africa are implementing measures, which restrict gatherings and the movement of people

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where COVID-19 cases were at…

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Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Coronavirus – Kenya: Stiffer measures in place even as country confirms a total of 110 cases of Coronavirus

CS Kagwe stressed that the situation on coronavirus in the country is not getting any better, and that the disease is a pandemic thus stiffer measures will be implemented

The Government has confirmed 29 more cases of Coronavirus and two deaths in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of positive cases to 110. The two patients who had tested positive, died in Nairobi and Mombasa respectively bringing the total number of those who have died to three.…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO concerned as COVID-19 cases accelerate in Africa

To contain COVID-19, many countries in Africa are implementing measures, which restrict gatherings and the movement of people

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where COVID-19 cases were at…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

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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Source: UN News |

Coronavirus – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Coronavirus poses latest threat to battered health system in DR Congo

Strengthening the battered healthcare system in the DRC is vital to protect young lives

The looming threat of the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 is just the latest challenge to the beleaguered health care system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is struggling with deadly measles and cholera epidemics that have killed thousands of children over the past year, the UN children’s…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Communique of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (Au) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on Covid-19, Held on 26 March 2020

The Bureau urge all citizens of Africa to abide by national measures implemented to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus

His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit video-teleconference on 26 March 2020. The Bureau…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Communique of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, Held on 26 March 2020

His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Arica, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit video-teleconference on 26 March 2020. The Bureau…

Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo |

Coronavirus - Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Head of State Convened a Meeting of the Expanded Security Services Response Committee (Saturday 28 March)

With a total of 58 cases of people affected, 4 deaths and 2 wars, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is still in the eye of the cyclone

On the front line of the response to Covid 19, the President of the Republic, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, today brought together the Prime Minister, the Coordinator of the response to Covid 19, the Task Force of the Presidency of the Republic, the VPM of the Interior, the Governor of…

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

Africa - Outbreak Brief #10: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

333,393 cases and 14,508 deaths

Outbreak Update: Globally, a total of 333,393 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed cases1, and 14,508 (CFR 4%) related deaths have been reported to date. Since the last brief (17 March 2020), 165,803 new COVID-19 cases and 7,900 new deaths have been reported globally. Thirty-five new countries and territories, including 13…