Nigerian state shuts schools amid spike in virus cases

“The state’s Health Ministry confirmed the new wave of COVID-19 particularly affects those aged 10-35, State Commissioner for Education Shehu Makarfi said.”

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Algeria: President announces recovery, new election law

“Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced Sunday that he had recovered from COVID-19 and ordered preparation of a new election law to be ready within 15 days to pave the way for early parliamentary and local elections.”

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Uganda sees second highest day in new COVID-19 cases

“Ugandan health authorities on Wednesday confirmed 660 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the second-highest daily number of cases recorded in the country over the pandemic. With the announcement of the new infections, the tally of COVID-19 infections in Uganda has reached 23,860.”

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Eswatini Prime Minister moved to South Africa for COVID-19 treatment

“The prime minister of Eswatini, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has been shifted to neighboring South Africa for COVID-19 treatment, an official said in a statement late Tuesday. Ambrose Dlamini, 52, contracted the novel virus on November 16th.”

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Coronavirus reveals Tunisia’s healthcare dilemma

“Torn between health and economic concerns, Tunisia had relaxed its pandemic restrictions and reopened its borders in June, which resulted in a spike in infections and aggravated the country’s healthcare crisis.”

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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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New rapid diagnostic test platform launched in Senegal

“The Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal has officially launched a platform, with an aim to promote access to diagnostics in Africa through the production and distribution of rapid diagnostic tests. The pathologies concerned by the initiative, according to Sall are Yellow fever, Ebola virus disease, measles, rubella, bacterial meningitis, and COVID-19.”

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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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