Category Archives: Coronavírus

Ghana to reopen schools partly after weeks of COVID-19 shutdown

Via: CGTN Africa

Ghana’s schools will reopen partly as the country gradually begins to reopen following a weeks-long shut down aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. In a televised address on Sunday evening, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo announced various measures aimed at easing restrictions. The West African country’s schools will reopen their doors to final year students scheduled to take their last exams this year. The head of state also announced a partial easing of a ban on public gatherings, now allowing conferences, workshops, weddings and political activities to take place, albeit with a maximum attendance of 100 people observing social distancing guidelines.

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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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