SANTE | HEALTH

28-Mar-2020 to 12:28

Buhari’s cabinet halves March wages for Covid-19 battle

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet on Saturday announced donation of 50 per cent of their March salaries to support government’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

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28-Mar-2020 to 11:58

Ghana suspends ID card registration amidst Covid-19 pandemic

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Ghana has suspended indefinitely its ongoing national identification registration exercise which began in 2019 as a measure to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease which has so far claimed five lives and affected 141 people as on the March 28th, 2020,

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28-Mar-2020 to 08:11

Gambia declares state of emergency over COVID-19

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambian President Adama Barrow has declared state of emergency owing to the Covid-19 pandemic already confirmed in the country.

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28-Mar-2020 to 02:17

AU Commission Head Moussa Faki in quarantine over Covid-19 suspicion

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has gone into self quarantine after his staff member tasted positive for the deadly coronavirus.

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27-Mar-2020 to 19:42

eSwatini to test 20 000 Covid-19 patients locally

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini will now be able to conduct Covid-19 tests locally, thanks to the donation of 20 089 test kits by Chinese Businessman Jack Ma.

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27-Mar-2020 to 16:01

Over 340 Rwandan nationals deported from Uganda due to alleged Covid-19

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — A total 342 Rwandan nationals have returned back home from Uganda after being told by authorities in Kampala to pack up and leave their territory this week over alleged Covid-19 fears, a senior local administrative official in Rwanda's Northern Province confirmed to APA Friday in Kigali.

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26-Mar-2020 to 18:43

Six Covid-19 patients well, as Nigeria trails 4,000 contacts

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — As Nigeria released the cheering news that six patients being treated for coronavirus have recovered in Lagos, it reported that more than 4,370 persons, who had contacts with the patients are being trailed.

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