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Facebook launches Coronavirus Information Center in 17 African countries

Facebook users can opt in to follow the center to get notifications and see updates in their News Feed from official government health authorities

Facebook (www.Facebook.co.za) is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Information Centers form part of Facebook’s effort to help the global fight against COVID-19 by providing people with the latest news and information from trusted health authorities as well as resources and tips to…

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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 - 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;…

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Coronavirus - Burkina Faso: UNHCR warns chronic lack of resources contributing to new crisis in Burkina Faso

The COVID-19 pandemic is now further aggravating what is already a complex mix of crises

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has warned more lives are at a risk in Burkina Faso’s Centre…

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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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Coronavirus - Response to Covid-19 in Mali: United Nations provides support amounting to over US$6 million

The scope of this support is expected to be even broader, with in-kind contributions based on the comparative advantages of each entity

The United Nations in Mali through MINUSMA signed on Monday, April 6, with the Malian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs three (3) memoranda of understanding that will enable an integrated and rapid response to the health crisis prompted by the Covid-19 virus. With a total amount of US$2,732,043 or…

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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;…

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Africa - COVID-19 Surveillance Update: 5 April 2020 9:00a.m

Northern (3,837; 255; 391): Algeria (1,171; 105; 77), Egypt (1,170; 71; 241), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (919; 59; 66), Tunisia (553; 18; 5)

Total number positive cases in #Africa 8,536 50 countries 360 deaths 710 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (8,536), deaths (360), and recoveries (710) by region:  Central (766 cases; 32 deaths; 28 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (509; 8; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0;…

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

Northern (3,959; 290; 408): Algeria (1,251; 130; 90), Egypt (1,170; 71; 241), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (961; 69; 70), Tunisia (553; 18; 5)

Total number positive cases in #Africa 8,736 50 countries 399 deaths 747 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (51) reporting COVID-19 cases (8,736), deaths (399), and recoveries (747) by region:  Central (766 cases; 32 deaths; 28 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (509; 8; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0;…