02-Apr-2020 to 17:32

Gambia’s health ministry partners with MRC against COVID-19

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Gambia’s minister of health Doctor Ahmadou Lamin Samateh has confirmed collaboration between his ministry and the Medical Research Council (MRC) over COVID-19 pandemic, reports said on Thursday.

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02-Apr-2020 to 17:22

Gambia adopts media schooling for basic education amid COVID-19

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools and learning centers, the ministry of basic and secondary education adapts new teaching and learning methods through the use of the Gambian media houses to deliver essential lessons of core subjects such as English language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

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02-Apr-2020 to 15:27

Covid-19: Ivorian transport company lays off workers

APA - Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) — The Bouake Transport Union (UTB), a leading transport company in Cote d'Ivoire, has decided to lay off most of its staff for one month because of the restrictive measures related to the Covid-19, making almost all of its activities impossible.

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02-Apr-2020 to 12:19

Covid-19: Togo declares state of emergency, curfew

APA - Lomé (Togo) — Confronted with the coronavirus pandemic in Togo, President Faure Gnassigbé on Wednesday night declared a three-month state of emergency and a curfew for an unspecified period.

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02-Apr-2020 to 08:40

Sierra Leone on 3-day COVID-19 lockdown from April 5

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone will go on a nationwide lockdown for three days from April 5 to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease in the country, the government announced on Wednesday.

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01-Apr-2020 to 17:51

Liberia closes schools amid COVID-19

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The ministry of health has extended the closure of schools which should have ended Tuesday to time indefinite following the confirmation of three new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to six.

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01-Apr-2020 to 13:16

Senegal: UBA pledges 150m CFA in Covid-19 fight

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — United Bank of Africa (UBA) through its Foundation has extended 150 million CFA francs to support Senegal fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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