Source: Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini |

Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 Update (31st March 2020)

The country remains with nine confirmed COVID-19 cases of which the index case has tested negative and has been discharged

The Ministry of Health has received a total of 80 COVID-19 results, of which 65 were negative and 15 rejected because they did not meet case definition standards. The country remains with nine confirmed COVID-19 cases of which the index case has tested negative and has been discharged. The Ministry…

Source: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) |

Somalia Becomes 182nd Member of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Amid global uncertainty, country’s membership is key part of accessing international private investment capital

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, is pleased to announce that the Federal Government of Somalia has become the 182nd member of the Agency, following normalization of its financial relationship with the World Bank. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somalia’s membership affords…

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Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Coronavirus – Kenya: Don’t mislead Kenyans on Coronavirus Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) warns leaders

The misinformation has been doing rounds in the social media where a local leader claims that there are over 7000 people in mandatory quarantine

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has condemned leaders who are spreading false information on coronavirus. “It’s disheartening for those in leadership to continue perpetuating false information that has nothing to do with real cases just to gain political mileage, ” the CS said after confirming four more cases of coronavirus…

Source: Department of Health, Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Overview and situation analysis

Seychelles needs to continue focusing its resources on dealing with the current situation locally and mitigating the impact of the outbreak on its citizens

As of 24th March 2020, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 372,000 in 195 countries, territories and areas.  According to the WHO situation report of 24th March 2020, the total number of deaths globally stands at over 16,000.  Italy is still the country with the most deaths,…

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: Department of Health, Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Health & Travel Advisory (25th March 2020)

Any passenger arriving from any country (except returning Seychellois citizens) will not be allowed to enter Seychelles

Overview and situation analysis As of 24th March 2020, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 372,000 in 195 countries, territories and areas. According to the WHO situation report of 24th March 2020, the total number of deaths globally stands at over 16,000. Italy is still the country…

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

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

Source: World Rugby |

World Rugby Update on COVID-19 Response Measures and Statement from Sir Bill Beaumont

The World Rugby Hall of Fame, located in Rugby, UK, will be closed until the end of May in line with public health authority directives

World Rugby (https://www.World.Rugby/) has today announced further action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. After detailed and constructive dialogue with the respective host and participating unions, and with the wellbeing of the global rugby family at heart, the following events have been postponed: The men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens…

Source: Embassy of France in Gaborone, Botswana |

COVID-19: Last Minute

Latest measures taken by the authorities of Botswana

The Botswana authorities have announced several measures to address the crisis: • Travellers from "high-risk" countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India) are banned from entering Botswana; • Botswana citizens and…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

New Permanent Representative Of Tunisia Presents Credentials To The Director-General Of The United Nations Office At Geneva

Mr. Bachtobji has a master’s degree in translation from the Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages (1987)

Sabri Bachtobji, the new Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Bachtobji had been serving as Tunisia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs since…