CORONAVIRUS

04-Aug-2020 to 19:01

Libya, a raging conflict and a pandemic

APA-Tripoli (Libya) — The preoccupation by the protagonists to Libya's conflict with outdoing each other in the field of battle has left the tip of the spear of war against a rampaging coronavirus with a blunt edge.

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04-Aug-2020 to 18:08

COVID-19 and W/Africa: 442 new cases, 13 fresh deaths

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 442 new cases and 13 new deaths of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, official figures show on Tuesday.

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04-Aug-2020 to 16:48

Covid-19: Ethiopia set to test 17m people

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia is set to conduct close to 17 million laboratory tests against coronavirus infections during the nationwide testing and prevention campaign underway across the country.

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04-Aug-2020 to 12:55

Gambia's Covid-19 cases: "From a trickle in March to a torrent in August"

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — From a solitary case in March, Gambia's coronavirus infections have morphed into a torrent over a five-month period, statistics from the country's health officials seem to suggest.

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04-Aug-2020 to 06:03

S/Africa: Ramaphosa vows to stop looting of Covid-19 funds

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed readiness to “decisively and harshly” deal with alleged looters of state funds meant to ease the pain of the coronavirus pandemic during the current four-month lockdown, APA has learnt.

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03-Aug-2020 to 17:15

COVID-19 and W/Africa: 1,361 new cases, 16 new deaths in 24 hours

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 1,361 new cases and 16 new deaths of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, official figures show on Monday.

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03-Aug-2020 to 15:13

Foreigners under lockdown have till October to leave S/Africa - Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday gave foreigners, whose visas have expired during the lockdown, until October to leave the country without any penalties.

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