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Construction Workers

City Construction Company Limited refuse to provide PPEs for workers

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The Management of City Construction Company Limited, a Korean Company constructing the Nkwanta-Dambai roads in the Oti region has allegedly refused to provide its...
Health Workers Protection

HESAG Africa demands maximum protection for COVID-19 front line workers

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Health & Safety Group Africa (HESAG Africa), Ghana’s premiere health and safety think-tank has implored employers to provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...
global economy

Global economy to contract 1.5 percent in 2020 amid COVID-19 outbreak

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The global economy is expected to contract 1.5 percent in 2020 amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, according to the forecast released by the Institute...
Albinism

Malawi persons with albinism launch anti-killings campaign

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The Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has launched a campaign to condemn killings of people with albinism for rituals ahead of...
Court

Malawi fresh presidential poll set for July 2

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The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Monday announced that the country's fresh presidential election will be held on July 2 following the Feb. 3 court...
court

Tanzania’s opposition party members charged with disobeying lawful order

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At least 14 members of Tanzania's leading opposition party Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) appeared in court on Monday charged with seven counts...
world bank

World Bank chief says COVID-19 likely to hit poorest countries hardest

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World Bank Group President David Malpass said Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely hit the poorest countries the hardest, urging stepped-up international support...
drugs

Malaria treatment protocol approved for COVID-19 in Algeria as infections hit 230

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Algeria on Monday announced that it has authorized hospitals to use the treatment protocol meant for malaria on patients infected with the novel coronavirus...
IMF

IMF sees 2020 recession at least as bad as during global financial crisis

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Monday that the multilateral lender expects global growth outlook for 2020 to be negative --...
Cyril Ramaphosa

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

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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...
novel coronavirus

Rwanda’s COVID-19 cases jump to 36

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Rwanda's COVID-19 cases jumped to 36 on Monday from 19 cases on Sunday, the health ministry said in a statement. Of the 17 newly-added cases,...
arrested

Over 100 arrested in Uganda for violating strengthened rules against COVID-19

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Ugandan security forces have arrested over 100 people, including foreigners, over violation of directives and guidelines for curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus,...
Parliament

Minority walks out of Parliament over lack of quorum

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The Minority in Parliament has walked out of Parliament over what they see as the Speaker, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye’s intransigence to carry on...
Covid 19

COVID -19 outbreak, Dormaa MCE assesses situation in Municipality

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Mr. Drissa Ouattara, the Dormaa Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) has led a team of public officials to the Gonokrom and...
Health Market Fumigation

TaMA to fumigate markets to stem Covid-19 spread

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The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) has disclosed that it would, on Tuesday, March 24, commence fumigation of the Tamale...
Presidential Advisor On Health

Efforts underway to get 15 testing centres for novel Coronavirus infection

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Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, the Presidential Adviser on Health, Monday announced that the Government is working towards having at least 15 centres across the...
Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye

Parliament of Ghana quarantines ten MPs and five members of staff

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Speaker of Parliament Aaron Michael Quaye on Monday announced that some ten Members of Parliament (MPs) and five members of staff who traveled abroad...
Covid Positivenegative

Government supports MMDAs to fight COVID-19

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The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, through the Common Fund Secretariat, has supplied Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly (MMDAs) with materials...
Fumigation

Chemicals used for disinfection exercise not harmful

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Mr Charles Asabre Ampomah, the Director of Sanitation and Waste Management at the Ga East Municipal Assembly, has said the chemicals used for...
Lagos Abidjan highway

Nigeria’s economic hub adopts more measures to curb spread of COVID-19

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Authorities in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub on Monday introduced more measures, including "Stay-At-Home" order for certain groups, to curb the spread of the COVID-19...
Coronavirus

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 36

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A total of 36 confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in Nigeria, local health authorities said Monday. In a statement, the Nigeria...
Nigeria

Nigeria reports first COVID-19 death

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Health authorities in Nigeria on Monday said the first COVID-19 death has been recorded in the west African nation. According to the...
Covid Positivenegative

Burkina Faso’s COVID-19 cases rise to 99

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Burkina Faso has registered 24 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 99, Marial Ouedraogo, national coordinator of the...

FDA has not registered RDT’s for screening and diagnosis for Coronavirus

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says it has not registered any Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits (RDTs) for screening and diagnosis of Corona Virus...
Burkina Faso Map

5th Burkina Faso cabinet minister tests positive for COVID-19

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Burkina Faso's Minister of Trade and Industry Harouna Kabore has tested positive for COVID-19, the fifth cabinet minister infected by the novel coronavirus in...
Covid-19

Senegal reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, 79 in total

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Senegalese Minister of Health and Social Action Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr on Monday confirmed that 12 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across the country,...
Medics rescue a COVID-19 patient at Huoshenshan Hospital, Wuhan, Feb. 24, 2020. Photo by Wang Haoyu/People’s Daily Online

43 African countries report 1,436 COVID-19 cases as death toll rises to 46

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A total of 1,436 COVID-19 cases have been reported in 43 African countries so far, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
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)

Zimbabwe reports first COVID-19 death

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The Zimbabwean government on Monday reported the country's first death related to COVID-19, state broadcaster ZBC reported. The victim, 30-year-old businessman and...
Beaches

Ghanaian beaches shut over COVID-19 outbreak

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The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has ordered all beaches in the country to close down with immediate effect. This is...
Registrar General

Registrar General’s Department closed to business

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The Registrar General’s Department has closed its operations to the business community and the public for Monday March 23, 2020. The step was as a...