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…

World Health Organization (WHO)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Sierra Leone confirms first case of COVID-19

He was tested at the end of his quarantine period when he developed flu-like symptoms that subsequently led to the confirmation as COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. Samples tested at the Military 34 Hospital, and two other accredited laboratories to detect the virus, in the capital Freetown turned out positive on the evening of 30 March 2020.…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus: Sierra Leone confirms first case of COVID-19

The patient had travelled to France on 12 March 2020

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. Samples tested at the Military 34 Hospital, and two other accredited laboratories to detect the virus, in the capital Freetown turned out positive on the evening of 30 March 2020.…

Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

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

Currently, there are twenty-one (21) cases in the treatment center and two of the patients are in critical condition

Ethiopian Public Health Institute conduct. 1013 laboratory tests so far, 66 of them are within twenty-four hours and three cases are confirmed for COVID-19, making the total cases twenty-five (25). The confirmed cases are a 30 years old male and 36 years old Ethiopians arrived on March 24 from Dubai…

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: Africanews |

Africanews launched on DStv and GOtv across the African continent

The MultiChoice Group and the Euronews group have partnered to offer DStv and GOtv customers access to real-time quality information

After launching Euronews on its platforms in November, the MultiChoice Group has just launched Africanews (www.Africanews.com) – part of the Euronews group. The channel is available on DStv and GOtv and offers millions of households across Africa access to a pan-African multilingual news channel. As the COVID-19 crisis develops and spreads…

Source: The Jack Ma Foundation |

[News Alert]: Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Share Coronavirus Prevention and Treatment Handbook; Establish Global Program for Increased Sharing Among Global Medical Personnel

The handbook is now available in seven languages: Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Turkish, with more languages coming soon

The Jack Ma Foundation (www.JackMaFoundation.org.cn) and Alibaba Foundation are sharing key lessons and experience from doctors and other medical administrators and staff at the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU), who were at the frontline of COVID-19 treatment in China and crucial to slowing its spread. In…

Source: SIMFY Africa |

SIMFY Africa, MusicTime & Ayoba join the fight against COVID-19

Content is posted every day in both English and French on 3 channels including a dedicated channel for South Africa providing the latest on the pandemic

SIMFY Africa (www.SIMFYAfrica.com) via its mobile applications namely “ayoba®” and “MusicTime®” are joining the community effort to inform and provide comfort to its users around Covid-19. Ayoba® an instant messaging app with channels has now 3 dedicated channels providing trusted information on the COVID-19. Mainly sourced from the World Health…