Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel
Source: Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel |

Coronavirus – Tanzania: Tanzania confirms another COVID-19 case

Health Minister, Ms. Ummy Mwalimu in statement released to the public said the confirmed case who tested positive is a 42-year-old female American national

Tanzania has today confirmed one more Coronavirus cases bringing the national total to 20. Health Minister, Ms. Ummy Mwalimu in statement released to the public said the confirmed case who tested positive is a 42-year-old female American national. This now brings the number of cases to 20 out of which…

Source: Amnesty International |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 as an emergency human rights issue

In East and Southern Africa, some governments, such as Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Kenya, have imposed unprecedented measures such as national “lockdowns”

Deprose Muchena is the Director of Amnesty International’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office In our homes, streets, public places, radio stations, newspapers and international television news channels, everybody is talking about: COVID-19. Maintaining reasonable physical distance and practising good personal hygiene, such as regularly washing hands and avoiding touching…

Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update

Currently, there are twenty-five (25) cases in the treatment center and two of the patients are in critical condition

Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted 68 laboratory tests within twenty-four hours and three cases are confirmed for COVID-19, making the total cases twenty-nine (29). The confirmed cases are all Ethiopians. The first patient is 33 years old female with travel history to Djibouti, Brazil, India and her last travel was…

Source: Mastercard |

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Awards $20 Million in Initial Grants to Fund Clinical Trials

Researchers at three institutions in the U.S. and U.K. receive grants to advance studies of repurposed drugs and novel antibodies in preventing COVID-19

Today, the partners in the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator announced grants of $20 million to three institutions—the University of Washington, University of Oxford, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology—to fund clinical trials in order to identify highly potent immunotherapies for the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants mark the first investments to come…

World Health Organization (WHO)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Sierra Leone confirms first case of COVID-19

He was tested at the end of his quarantine period when he developed flu-like symptoms that subsequently led to the confirmation as COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. Samples tested at the Military 34 Hospital, and two other accredited laboratories to detect the virus, in the capital Freetown turned out positive on the evening of 30 March 2020.…

Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on one additional COVID-19 Confirmed Case

The confirmed case is a 42 years old male Ethiopian who lives in Dire Dawa

Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted additional laboratory tests and one (1) additional COVID-19 case has been confirmed, making the total cases twenty six (26). The confirmed case is a 42 years old male Ethiopian who lives in Dire Dawa. He arrived from Australia to Addis Ababa on March 18/2020 before…

Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update

Currently, there are twenty-one (21) cases in the treatment center and two of the patients are in critical condition

Ethiopian Public Health Institute conduct. 1013 laboratory tests so far, 66 of them are within twenty-four hours and three cases are confirmed for COVID-19, making the total cases twenty-five (25). The confirmed cases are a 30 years old male and 36 years old Ethiopians arrived on March 24 from Dubai…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Coronavirus - Ivory Coast: Coronavirus preparations in full swing

Local authorities and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) work together to prepare for COVID-19

Ivory Coast has now registered 140 cases of COVID-19 (as of March 29 according to WHO) and recently entered the stage of local transmission. In response, the Ivorian authorities, like those in most neighboring countries, have quickly taken measures to restrict movement, according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without…

Source: Department of Health, Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Press Update (30th March 2020)

Two Seychellois residents who were in quarantine at the Beau Vallon quarantine facility have tested positive for COVID-19. They both presented with symptoms earlier and were transferred to the Isolation Centre at Family Hospital in Perseverance for treatment. The two individuals traveled on separate flights. The first one arrived on…