Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Phone Survey Data - Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Firms and Households in Nigeria

This survey is being implemented by the National Bureau of Statistics with technical support from the World Bank

Nigeria was among the first countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to identify COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases and has since implemented strict measures to contain the spread of the virus. At the same time, oil prices plummeted by 60% following the spread of the global pandemic. As the oil sector accounts for the…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 July 2020 9am EAT

Northern (119,267; 5,062; 49,884): Algeria (17,348; 978; 12,329), Egypt (79,254; 3,617; 22,753), Libya (1,268; 36; 306), Mauritania (5,087; 139; 1,994), Morocco (15,079; 242; 11,447), Tunisia (1,231; 50; 1,055)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (541,381) deaths (12,443), and recoveries (264,721) by region:  Central (39,365 cases; 816 deaths; 21,340 recoveries):  Burundi (226; 1; 141), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,200; 52; 1,142), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (2,028; 47; 589), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Source: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: 499 new cases of COVID-19

499 new cases of COVID-19; Lagos-157 Edo-59 Ondo-56 Oyo-31 Akwa Ibom-22 Borno-21 Plateau-19 Kaduna-18 Katsina-18 Bayelsa-17 FCT-17 Delta-14 Kano-11 Rivers-10 Enugu-8 Ogun-6 Kwara-4 Imo-3 Nasarawa-2 Osun-2 Abia-1 Ekiti-1 Niger-1 Yobe-1 30748 confirmed 12546 discharged 689 deaths  

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: Refugees in Africa ‘even more vulnerable than ever’ amid COVID crisis

Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity because of aid disruption and rising food prices linked to the COVID-19 crisis, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday

The alert from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), coincides with ongoing conflict and disasters on the continent, and severe underfunding for their work. “While the situation continues to deteriorate for everyone, the disaster is magnified for refugees who have absolutely nothing to cushion their…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 July 2020, 5 pm EAT

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (523,806), deaths (12,229), and recoveries (255,016) by region: Central (39,058 cases; 815 deaths; 21,171 recoveries): Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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Coronavirus - Liberia: Comic Strips Provide Preventative Information to Protect People from Virus

Images show how people can practice physical distancing and take adequate hygiene and sanitation measures to prevent transmission of the virus

Liberia declared a state of emergency in early April when the pandemic hit. In a race against time, Sharon Logan with a group of fellow returnees took the initiative to create comic strips to get essential preventative information about the virus to communities with limited access to mainstream communication channels.…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases 9 July 2020 9 am EAT

Northern (117,381; 4,994; 48,940): Algeria (16,879; 968; 12,094), Egypt (78,304; 3,564; 22,241), Libya (1,182; 35; 295), Mauritania (5,024; 135; 1,944), Morocco (14,771; 242; 11,316), Tunisia (1,221; 50; 1,050)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (522,104) deaths (12,206), and recoveries (254,361) by region:  Central (38,949 cases; 810 deaths; 21,150 recoveries):  Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,737; 184; 3,492), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UNHCR and WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages

COVID-19 induced transport delays have negatively impacted food prepositioning in South Sudan ahead of the rainy season

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters – as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 - threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food. “Millions of refugees…

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Source: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: 460 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria

460 new cases of COVID-19 Nigeria; Lagos-150 Rivers-49 Oyo-43 Delta-38 FCT-26 Anambra-20 Kano-20 Plateau-18 Edo-14 Bayelsa-13 Enugu-13 Osun-12 Kwara-10 Borno-8 Ogun-7 Kaduna-6 Imo-4 Bauchi-3 Gombe-3 Niger-2 Adamawa-1 30,249 confirmed 12,373 discharged 684 deaths  

Source: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) |

Coronavirus: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention continues to conduct Infection Prevention and Control (lPC) training across Nigeria

As part of efforts to reduce the risk of COVID19 infection among health workers, NCDC in collaboration with Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Continues to conduct lPC training across Nigeria The ongoing training in Katsina State is critical to reducing the risk of COVID19 transmission nationwide