Zimbabwe: Expecting mothers bear brunt of pandemic

“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, landlocked southern African country Zimbabwe is reporting increasing cases of stillbirths. Official statistics have counted 97 stillbirths in the main hospital in Harare in five months, mostly due to lack of urgent medical attention as health workers are hesitant to attend to patients, without protective gear.”

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Nigeria does not have spike in coronavirus infections: CDC

“‘We really haven’t seen a spike in our national data,’ says Nigeria Centers for Disease Control chief.”

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WHO looks to boost virus safety awareness in Africa

“The World Health Organization has launched a new coronavirus safety awareness campaign targeting Africa’s youth population. The Mask Up campaign aims to reach over 40 million young people in Africa on social media by end of 2020.”

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Eswatini’s premier tests positive for coronavirus

“Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he announced on Sunday. ‘I wish to inform the Nation that I have tested positive for COVID-19,’ Dlamini said in a statement.”

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COVID-19: Kenya bans political rallies, extends curfew

“Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced an extension of nationwide COVID-19 curfew till Jan. 3, 2021, and banned political rallies for 60 days as infections have surged over the last month.”

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WHO chief quarantines after contact with COVID-19 case

“Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Sunday that he had been identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for the novel coronavirus but remained healthy.”

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Coronavirus pandemic spurs health innovation in Africa

“The pandemic galvanized the development of more than 120 health technology innovations that have been piloted or adopted in Africa. Africa accounts for 12.8% of the 1,000 new technologies developed worldwide to target different areas of the COVID-19 response plan.”

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Morocco reports record spike in daily COVID-19 cases

“As many as 47 new coronavirus fatalities raised the death toll in Morocco to 2,486. And 2,929 new infections, the highest single-day count since the beginning of the pandemic, lifted the overall count to 142,953.”

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Kenya, Eswatini mourn loss of doctors due to COVID-19

“Kenya and Eswatini on Friday announced the first deaths of doctors on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic, local media reported. The deceased Kenyan doctor was the 39-year-old mother of 13-year-old twins.”

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Mauritius’s timely response helped curb COVID-19

“Mauritius took just five weeks to bring down the coronavirus infections from a cluster of local cases to zero, becoming the first in Africa to contain the virus’s spread.”

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