Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

New COVID-19 variants fuelling Africa’s second wave

The 501Y.V2 variant, first identified in South Africa, is predominant and powering record case numbers in South Africa and the sub-region

COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging in Africa as new, more contagious variants of the virus spread to additional countries. Over 175 000 new COVID-19 cases and more than 6200 deaths were reported in Africa in the last week while infections rose by 50% on the continent between 29 December…

Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi
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Source: Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi |

Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 update (27 January 2021)

New cases: 830 Total active cases: 13,646 Lost to follow-up: 134 Total number of tests conducted: 135,066 (2,503 new) Total confirmed cases: 21,660 Total recovered: 7,249 (244 new) Outcome under investigation: 76 Total deaths: 555 (15 new)

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
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Coronavirus - Nigeria: COVID-19 update (27 January 2021)

1,861 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; Lagos-773 FCT-285 Oyo-138 Rivers-111 Plateau-92 Nasarawa-83 Kaduna-59 Enugu-57 Imo-57 Edo-43 Kano-27 Kwara-20 Ebonyi-19 Abia-17 Ogun-12 Osun-12 Katsina-8 Bayelsa-6 Bauchi-5 Delta-5 Borno-4 Jigawa-4 Zamfara-1

Source: British High Commission - Yaounde |

Coronavirus: UK in Cameroon COVID-19 Relief Caravan

The British High Commission Yaounde leads the British Business Community in Cameroon to reach out to vulnerable communities with COVID-19 preventive equipment

In solidarity with the Government of Cameroon’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the British High Commission in Yaounde led the British Business Community in Cameroon on a distribution campaign dubbed, “UK in Cameroon COVID-19 Relief Caravan”. The purpose was to handover personal protective equipment (PPE), to…