CORONAVIRUS

28-May-2020 to 22:32

Sudan: Deposed Bashir’s brother with suspected Covid-19

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — Abdallah al-Bashir, the brother of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir has been taken ill with a suspected case of coronavirus, a local media outlet reported.

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28-May-2020 to 10:41

Rwanda moto taxis to resume operations as lockdown partially lifted

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwandan officials on Thursday urged all taxi-moto operators to comply with new guidelines in public transport as they are set to resume activities on Monday, 1 June after almost two month in suspension amid growing novel coronavirus fears.

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27-May-2020 to 18:13

Gambia plans repatriation flight for citizens stranded abroad

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambia government is planning a repatriation flight for its nationals stranded abroad through the course of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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27-May-2020 to 17:49

Covid-19: Ethiopia makes face coverings compulsory

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Ethiopian government has approved a decree ordering members of the public to wear face coverings outside their homes, effective on Wednesday to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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27-May-2020 to 17:21

AfDB mobilizes €264m for Morocco’s Covid-19 response

APA - Rabat (Morocco) — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday in Abidjan, approved funding to the tune of 264 million euros for Morocco as part of its response to the Covid-19 (PARC-19), a press release from the AfDB disclosed.

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27-May-2020 to 16:51

Rwanda vows to tighten border to contain COVID-19

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda is looking into strengthening its border control measures for the containment of imported novel coronavirus disease, minister of Local Government and Administration, Professor Anastase Shyaka said on Wednesday.

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27-May-2020 to 13:29

Smoking, COVID-19 bad for your lungs, minister tells S/Africans

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African government on Wednesday insisted that its current ban on tobacco products sales under the novel coronavirus pandemic lockdown was for the good health of all citizens.

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