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West Gonja Assembly augment effort of Ghana Health Service to combat COVID-19

The West Gonja Municipal Assembly has donated a wide range of Personal Protection Equipment to the West Gonja Municipal Health Directorate in the Savannah...
The photo shows the Wilkins Hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare after renovation. Photo by Zhou Xuegong

U.S. pledges US$3 million to combat COVID-19 in Zimbabwe

The United States through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pledged 3 million U.S. dollars to combat the spread of...
The photo shows the Wilkins Hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare after renovation. Photo by Zhou Xuegong

Chinese enterprises lend a big hand to Africa to combat COVID-19

By Li YingYan Chinese enterprises, while maintaining strict containment measures at home, are actively helping Africa upgrade its hospitals to cope with the exacerbating COVID-19...
President Nana Akufo Addo

Ghana extends ban on social gatherings by two more weeks to combat COVID-19

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a two-week extension of a ban on social gatherings to intensify efforts against the spread of...

UN launches plan to combat COVID-19 in Somalia

The UN and its partners have launched a plan, seeking 501 million U.S. dollars to address the immediate humanitarian impact and socio-economic consequences of...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

Ghanaian president urges local strategies to combat COVID-19 in Africa

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged leaders in Africa to fashion out local strategies to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak...
An ambulance carrying a patient passes through a police roadblock at Chania River in Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has banned all movement by road, rail or air in and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area with effect from 7 p.m. on Monday. (Xinhua/Allan Mutiso)

Kenya and UNDP to mobilize US$3.1 million to combat COVID-19

Kenya and the UN on Thursday have resolved to mobilize 310 million shillings (about 3.1 million U.S. dollars) towards mitigating coronavirus in the country. ...

Cameroon to set up 8 makeshift hospitals to combat COVID-19

Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on Monday announced plans to transform eight venues into makeshift medical facilities used for the treatment and follow-up...
A staff member unloads Chinese medical supplies from an airplane at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

China joins hands with Africa to combat COVID-19

By Lyu Qiang As the COVID-19 pandemic continues spreading in Africa, China is paying close attention to the continent, actively offering materials to the African...
Staff members of the Indonesian government count the supplies donated by China at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, March 26. Photo by Xu Wei, People’s Daily

China launches active international cooperation to combat COVID-19

By Wu Gang The State Council Information Office of China held a press conference on March 26, where officials from the country’s Ministry of Foreign...

Accra roads empty, hawkers disappear as city observes restrictions

Accra streets are empty, residents stay home, hawkers disappear, shops closed, whilst the heavy traffic encountered on a normal Monday is absent as the...
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President Bawumia donates his three months salaries to combat COVID-19

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has donated three months of his salary to the Covid-19 Fund established by President Akufo-Addo to help the vulnerable...
Medical Masks

China sends medical aid to Algeria to help combat COVID-19

A plane carrying Chinese medical aid arrived on Friday at the International Airport of Algiers, as part of the Chinese efforts to help combat...
Health Covid Measures

Twifo-Atimokwa Assembly arms up against COVID-19

To combat the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mr Robert Agyemang Nyantakyi, the Twifo-Atimokwa District Chief Executive (DCE) has supplied quantities of...

Ghana seeks IMF financial bail-out to combat for COVID-19

Ghana has officially requested a support package from the global lender, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to support its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Palestine seeks medical supplies to combat COVID-19 spread

A senior Palestinian official said on Thursday that the Palestinian Authority sent a request to several countries for medical supplies, including testing kits, to...
medical supplies from Jack Ma Foundation

Ghana receives medical supplies from Jack Ma Foundation to combat COVID-19

Ghana on Wednesday received a consignment of medical supplies donated by China's Jack Ma Foundation. The consignment included 100,000 medical masks, 20,000 test...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (front) addresses a televised news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2020. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced stringent measures to help contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus after two new cases were confirmed on Sunday. Sub-Saharan Africa reported more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday amid stronger countermeasures against the pandemic. (Xinhua)

Kenyan leader announces pay cuts, tax measures to help combat COVID-19

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday announcing pay cuts that will affect senior government officials to help combat COVID-19 in the country. ...

CODA receives support to combat COVID-19

The Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Limited has donated 50 knapsack spraying equipment to the Coastal Development Authority (CODA), to aid the Authority to fight...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African President declares 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19

As cases of COVID-19 passed the 400 mark on Monday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said a countrywide lockdown would be implemented on Thursday. The...

WACSI outdoors precautionary measures to combat COVID-19

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) has taken some precautionary measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19. This follows the World...
Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Government repatriates two Italians to combat COVID-19

Two Italians who entered Ghana on board Air France flight last night, have been repatriated in compliance with the travel advisory directive issued by...

Somalia to spend US$5 million to combat COVID-19

Somali government said it has allocated 5 million U.S. dollars to combat COVID-19 after authorities confirmed one case. Hassan Ali Khaire, the prime minister of...
world bank

World Bank commits US$60 million to combat COVID-19 in Kenya

The World Bank said it has committed 6 billion shillings (60 million U.S. dollars) to help combat coronavirus in Kenya which has confirmed three...
A volunteer medical team sent to Iran by the Red Cross Society of China visits a hospital for investigation. Photo: Courtesy of the Red Cross Society of China

China shares TCM experience with Tehran to combat COVID-19

By Li Qiao and Li Lei Chinese medical volunteers dispatched to Iran have shared their experience of using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which has...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. strives to mass national resources to combat coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the...

NDC has no alternative policy to combat illegal mining

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has challenged the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress, Former President John Mahama, to provide strategic policies and...
Kenyan media

Kenya to combat drug trafficking through review of private jetties

Kenya plans to combat international drug trafficking and smuggling of contraband goods through the review, vetting and registration afresh of the nearly 700 private...
Climate change

Amazon CEO commits US$10 billion to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said on Monday that he is committing 10 billion U.S. dollars to combat the impact of climate change. Bezos said he...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenyan law enforcers to enhance interagency collaboration to combat wildlife crime

Kenyan law enforcers have resolved to foster inter-agency collaboration and cooperation to help combat wildlife crime in Kenya. The law enforcers who...