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

Coronavirus - Middle East/North Africa: UNHCR MENA COVID-19 Emergency Response Update

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is fast-evolving

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen, and Turkey Key Figures 19 out of 20 UNHCR countries / operations are reporting COVID-19 cases in the region 16 million 2020 planning figure for people of…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 cases top 10 000 in Africa

Reaching the continent through travellers returning from hotspots in Asia, Europe and the United States, Africa’s first COVID-19 case was recorded in Egypt on 14 February

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to more than 10 000 and caused more than 500 deaths. While the virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world, infection has grown exponentially in recent weeks and continues to spread. Reaching the…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #12: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

As of 3 pm EAT 7 April 2020, a total of 10,086 COVID-19 cases and 487 (CFR 5%) deaths have been reported in 52 African countries

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (31 March 2020), 518,122 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 34,452 new deaths have been reported globally. This is a 75% increase in cases reported. To date, a total of 1,211,961 COVID-19 cases and 67,666 (CFR 6%) related deaths have been reported…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 cases top 10000 in Africa

World Health Organization (WHO) is working with governments across Africa to scale up their capacities in critical response areas

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to more than 10 000 and caused more than 500 deaths. While the virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world, infection has grown exponentially in recent weeks and continues to spread. Reaching the…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 Surveillance Update - 7 April 2020 5:00 p.m

Northern (4,506; 365; 444): Algeria (1,423; 173; 90), Egypt (1,322; 85; 259), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (1,141; 83; 88), Tunisia (596; 22; 5)

Total number positive cases in Africa 10,252 52 countries 492 deaths 989 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (52) reporting COVID-19 cases (10,252), deaths (492), and recoveries (989) by region:  Central (950 cases; 33 deaths; 34 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0;…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Coronavirus - Egypt: UN Women commends the National Council for Women for its efforts to ensure that a gender perspective is adopted in Egypt’s COVID-19 response plan

The National Council for Women’s hotline has announced it is receiving complaints from female workers in the public sector who face any challenges with respect to the Prime Minister’s decision

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) commends the National Council for Women for its efforts to ensure that a gender perspective is adopted in Egypt’s COVID-19 response plan, as demonstrated early on in the issuance of a policy paper outlining ‘Egypt’s Rapid…

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

Africa - COVID-19 Surveillance Update: 7 April 2020 9:00a.m

Total number positive cases in #Africa 10,075. 52 countries 487 deaths 913 recovery cases by Region #AfricaPrepares #FactsNotFear African Union Member States (52) reporting COVID-19 cases (10,075), deaths (487), and recoveries (913) by region:  Central (950 cases; 33 deaths; 34 recoveries): Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9;…

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The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

Bizcommunity’s essential daily business-to-business information provides a snapshot overview of 19 industry sectors that helps companies keep a virtual presence alive

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Recent comments from UK press (https://bit.ly/3aPhB6T) referring to South Africa’s 'formidable leadership'…

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Africa - COVID-19 Surveillance Update: 6 April 2020 5:00 p.m

Northern (4,204; 321; 420): Algeria (1,320; 130; 90), Egypt (1,173; 78; 247), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (1,113; 71; 76), Tunisia (574; 18; 5)

Total number positive cases in #Africa 9,457 51 countries 442 deaths 848 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (51) reporting COVID-19 cases (9,457), deaths (442), and recoveries (848) by region:  Central (917 cases; 33 deaths; 30 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0;…

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Africa - COVID-19 Surveillance Update: 6 April 2020 9:00a.m

Total number positive cases in #Africa 9,198. 51 countries 414 deaths 813 recovery cases by Region #AfricaPrepares #FactsNotFear African Union Member States (51) reporting COVID-19 cases (9,198), deaths (414), and recoveries (813) by region:  Central (917 cases; 33 deaths; 30 recoveries): Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9;…