Monthly Archives: April 2020

President Ramaphosa welcomes Cuban doctors to South Africa

Via: CGTN Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed a team of Cuban medical experts to his country to aid in the fight against COVID-19. The 217 experts arrived in the African country on Monday at the request of President Ramaphosa. The presidency said the team of health professionals consists of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, public health experts, family physicians and healthcare technology engineers. South Africa is the continent’s worst affected country by COVID-19, having recorded 4,546 cases and 87 deaths, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Nigeria extends coronavirus lockdown in key cities for two weeks

Via: Aljazeera

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a 14-day extension to a lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In a televised address on Monday, Buhari said “it has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement” that was set to expire later in the day. Initial 14-day lockdowns in the three areas began on March 30. There are currently 323 confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria, with 71 percent of them registered in Lagos and the capital territory of Abuja. Ten people have died so far.

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Eritrea lockdown: cases hit 22, govt hails diaspora for financial contributions

Via: Africanews

The government of Eritrea imposed a 21-day national lockdown as cases continued to rise steadily. The full lockdown and measures accompanying it was published on April 1 by the Ministry of Information. As of today, the tally stood at 22, the Ministry of Health confirmed. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information reports about how the Eritrean diaspora are undertaking different measures to support the COVID-19 combat back home. One area that has been highlighted is the financial contributions which according to a pro-government outlet, Tesfanews had risen to over a million dollars. Key planks of the stay at home order issued by the High Level Task Force on COVID-19 included amongst others that:

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