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China to provide 1,000 thermal detectors to Egypt for COVID-19 fight

China will provide Egypt with 1,000 thermal detectors to help in fighting the spread of COVID-19 in the North African country, Health and Population...

Africa to have coronavirus testing capacity within weeks: WHO

All 47 members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) African Region are expected to have diagnostic capacity to test for the coronavirus soon, the...

Coronavirus tests could be ready ‘within weeks’ across Africa

Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for — and to reduce the effects of — the spread of the new coronavirus. Testing...

Senegal, Morocco record first coronavirus cases

  Senegal’s health minister on Monday announced the first case of coronavirus in the country, the second case in sub-Saharan Africa after one was confirmed...

Ethiopia intensifies coronavirus prevention efforts

The Ethiopian government has disclosed the formation of a national ministerial committee that envisaged closely monitoring ongoing efforts to contain a potential COVID-19 outbreak...

Tunisia confirms first coronavirus case: Health minister

The Tunisian government on Monday confirmed the country’s first case of the coronavirus. The Minister of Health, Abdelatif el-Maki, told a press conference that the...

Senegal confirms first case of COVID-19

Senegal has registered its first confirmed case of the COVID-19, a French citizen who has since been placed under observation. The patient tested positive for...

President Buhari calls for calm amid COVID-19 outbreak

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the West African country’s citizens to remain calm amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The president’s call comes after the country...

CMG Journalist clarifies fight against COVID-19

Countries in Africa have stepped up proactive measures and enhanced their capacity to test for the COVID-19 virus. Health authorities around the continent have bolstered...

Algeria confirms two more coronavirus cases

Algeria has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus infections, a woman and her daughter aged 53 and 24 years respectively, the health ministry said...
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