Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19, Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 6

Three new countries in the WHO African Region, including Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe and South Sudan have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases

Situation update The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to rapidly expand through the African continent. Since our last situation report on 1 April 2020 (External Situation Report 5), three new countries in the WHO African Region, including Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe and South Sudan have reported confirmed COVID-19…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 18 deaths and total of 1845 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

This is an increase of 96 from the previously reported cases

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1845. This is an increase of 96 from the previously reported cases. The provincial breakdown is as follows: GAUTENG 782 WESTERN CAPE 495 KWAZULU – NATAL 354 FREE STATE 88 EASTERN CAPE 45 LIMPOPO 21 MPUMALANGA 21 NORTH WEST 15 NORTHERN CAPE…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus: Africa's Pulse, No. 21, Spring 2020 - An Analysis of Issues Shaping Africa’s Economic Future

Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on human life and brought major disruption to economic activity across the world. Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks. Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to decline from 2.4 percent in 2019…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward First Recession in 25 Years

The analysis shows that COVID-19 will cost the region between $37 billion and $79 billion in output losses for 2020 due to a combination of effects

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over the past 25 years, according to the latest Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Treasury calls on compliant suppliers to provide Coronavirus COVID-19 commodities

The submissions will be assessed by the support team responsible for coordinating the process, exclusively for the identified commodities

Due to the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to curb the spread of COVID-19, the National Treasury in support of the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition (DTIC) calls on all compliant, particularly local, suppliers providing commodities listed below to direct their offers to the PMO set up for…

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Centurion Law Group Launches COVID-19 Legal Updates Series

Centurion Law Group has launched a series of legal updates where it will be providing the latest updates and insights on in-country changes in legislations and regulations

The series will provide an overview of the current state of affairs in Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Mauritius, Ghana, Cameroon, Angola, Nigeria and Zambia; Centurion (https://CenturionLG.com) continues to push its on demand legal service, Centurion Plus during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Centurion Law Group…

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

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…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams regrets breaching Coronavus COVID-19 lockdown rules

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, would like to convey an apology to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the National Command Centre and the South African society at large for breaching lockdown rules put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. President Ramaphosa and Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams met yesterday after…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Basic Education and The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) launch Coronavirus COVID-19 TV and radio curriculum support programmes for learners

Learners are encouraged to check their local listings for the exact slots for radio

The SABC and the Department of Basic Education have launched a multi-media learner support initiative under the banner: COVID-19 Learner Support aimed at limiting the impact of the lockdown to the school calendar. The initiative is part of the broader efforts to prevent a total loss of school year since…