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Senegal’s COVID-19 cases surpass 7,000 mark

Four months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 2 in Senegal, the country's confirmed cases surpassed...
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Senegal to continue to treat COVID-19 patients with anti-malaria drugs

Despite the controversy, Senegalese health authorities will continue the treatment of COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, Senegalese expert said during Saturday's daily COVID-19 briefing. Speaking...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Hydroxychloroquine is no longer authorized to treat Covid-19 in France

The French government on Wednesday repealed the regulations authorizing the prescription of hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 in hospitals in France, following an unfavorable opinion from...
Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye

COVID-19: Ghana to decide on Hydroxychloroquine usage

The Ghana Health Service on Tuesday announced that the COVID-19 case Management Team will meet to decide on steps to take after the World...
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Despite warnings, Trump defends use of hydroxychloroquine

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his use of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, as a preventative measure against the coronavirus, or COVID-19, despite...