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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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Coronavirus – Kenya: A huge thank you to the heroes trying to treat, screen and to prevent COVID-19

Over the past few months people’s energy, emotion and attention have been increasingly focused on coronavirus. These heroes are tirelessly trying to treat, screen and to prevent COVID-19. A huge thank you! #KomeshaCorona

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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…

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Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Sensitization at Embu Town Children Rescue Centre

Chief Public Health Promotion Officer, Embu takes lead in COVID-19 sensitization at Embu town children rescue centre. Key health issues addressed included importance of hand hygiene, social distancing & menstrual hygiene for girls. #KomeshaCorona

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Coronavirus – Kenya: Sensitization on COVID-19 in various areas in Nyamira

Sensitization on COVID-19 in various areas in Nyamira by NGAOs who are working closely with Ministry of Health, Kenya to #KomeshaCorona in Kenya.

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Coronavirus – Rwanda: Rwanda Top Officials skip April Salaries for COVID-19 fight

The country has confirmed 104 Coronavirus infections to date, the second-highest number in the region after Kenya which has 158 cases

Top Rwandan Officials will not get their April salaries in one of the drastic measures the Government has enforced to raise funds for social protection programmes aimed for the most vulnerable in the community. Rwanda has implemented a strict lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus, which…

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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…