[Daily Maverick] The blanket prohibition on the sale of alcohol during the Covid-19 lockdown has raised serious concerns among mental health professionals of the risks associated with the sudden and unsupported withdrawal of addictive substances, particularly alcohol.
[Daily Maverick] Viruses spread faster in densely populated urban areas and, in a nation defined by inequality, the poor are most at risk. Gauteng, South Africa’s smallest yet most populous province, is the epicentre in the country’s Covid-19 battle and Premier David Makhura is ready to take ‘extraordinary measures’ to limit the virus’s impact.
[Nation] Infighting among the top leadership of Somali-based militia Al-Shabaab over finances is threatening to split the group, an intelligence report seen by the Nation shows.
[Monitor] President Museveni on Friday said four more people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 18.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize confirmed that two people died of COVID-19.
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has gazetted 17 places to be used as isolation centres for those undergoing mandatory quarantine in a bid to combat the escalating coronavirus cases.
[RFI] The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 46 out of 54 African countries have reported cases of Covid-19, with 72 deaths and 210 recoveries throughout the continent.
[Shabelle] President Mohamed Farmaajo has commended both the country’s achievement to reach interim debt relief.
[Observer] The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) through its National Executive Committee has constituted a 20-person ‘Special Taskforce’ to fight the Coronavirus disease.
[Nation] As Covid-19 cases become the biggest infectious pandemic in a century, officials and healthcare workers are scrambling to keep national health systems above water.