Nigeria: New virus strain taking toll on health workers

“Over the past week, 75 Nigerian health workers have tested positive for the new coronavirus strain detected in the country, an official said late on Monday. Many patients visiting hospitals were found to be unaware of their COVID-19 status, making healthcare workers particularly susceptible to infections.”

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Tanzania embarks on steam therapy to fight coronavirus

“Tanzania’s government Monday launched a nationwide campaign to promote steam therapy to curb the spread of COVID-19.”

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South African coronavirus variant may pose global risk

“A coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa may pose a global risk if its spread is not prevented, according to a Turkish expert.”

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Zimbabwe: COVID-19 kills another former minister

“The novel coronavirus claimed the life of another former minister in Zimbabwe on Sunday night, his family announced Monday. Tendai Savanhu, a former deputy minister for Lands and Resettlement, was 52 years of age.”

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Chad extends coronavirus curfew in capital

“Chad authorities extended a curfew in the country’s capital N’Djamena and other provinces to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Authorities said in a decree late on Tuesday that curfews would resume Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. local time.”

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Zimbabwe orders most civil servants to work from home

“Following death of two ministers from COVID-19, only 10% of government workers will be allowed to work at offices.”

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Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Nigeria

“Nigeria has registered 1,398 new coronavirus cases, health authorities said late Wednesday, up from 1,270 infections recorded a day earlier.”

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Zimbabwe health system at risk due to COVID-19 strain

“Zimbabwe’s health system is at risk of being overwhelmed as a renewed surge in coronavirus infections has caused a shortage of beds and equipment at hospitals.”

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Kenya sacks dozens of striking doctors

“The Kenyan government on Wednesday sacked 86 doctors for their refusal to resume work amid an ongoing strike since December.”

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Uganda: Ex-deputy premier dies due to COVID-19

“Uganda’s former Deputy Prime Minister Paul Orono Etiang has died due to coronavirus, local media reported on Friday. Etiang, 83, was under intensive care at a hospital in the capital Kampala where he succumbed to the novel virus on Thursday.”

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