SANTE | HEALTH

20-May-2020 to 11:19

Cash refund woes for SA travellers

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s travel agents, reeling from poor business patronage due to the lockdown, on Wednesday said they are unable to cash-refund clients who cancelled travel plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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18-May-2020 to 20:35

Pan-African finance institution launches Covid-19 guarantee facility for SMEs

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has launched a Covid-19 guarantee facility worth CFA725 billion to enhance access to credit for SMEs and micro-enterprises on the continent.

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14-May-2020 to 17:21

Curfew to be lifted in Greater Abidjan Friday

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) - — The National Security Council (CNS) in Cote d’Ivoire announced at the end of a meeting chaired by President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday, the lifting of the curfew in Abidjan and its suburbs from Friday May 15.

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12-May-2020 to 13:43

Ramaphosa pays homage to S/African nurses amid Covid-19

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday commended the country’s nurses for their immense devotion to life-saving duties in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and other health challenges nationwide.

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29-Apr-2020 to 07:43

Lockdown, screening, testing slow COVID-19 cases in S/Africa – Minister

APA-Durban (South Africa) — A combination of the nationwide lockdown, mass screening and testing programmes has helped to slow down the rate of coronavirus infection in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday night.

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27-Apr-2020 to 22:00

Rwanda: Drones throw a lifeline for patients amid lockdown

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — With the lockdown in Rwanda crippling many sectors, the use of drones to deliver medical supplies to remote parts of the country is gathering momentum and does not look like slowing down.

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27-Apr-2020 to 21:42

Ouattara champions common UEMOA strategy against Covid-19

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — Cote d’Ivoire's president Alassane Ouattara who is the current chairman of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) on Monday called on his peers to devise a common strategy with which to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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