[New Times] Rwanda’s COVID-19 cases have reached 50 as of Thursday, March 26, after the confirmation of 9 new cases, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health.
[allAfrica] “The government is saying we stay in the house, but if we do that, we will die of hunger. If we go out to look for money to buy food, we will die from the virus. They need to tell us what to do!” These were sentiments from Pauline, a Nairobi resident during a TV interview a few days ago
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[DW] Expats in Africa are fearing that they will be attacked over the spread of COVID-19. Europeans and Americans are leaving, and others are thinking about it as accusations that they brought the virus to Africa circulate.
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -A CHINESE technology company and the South Africa-China Economic and Trade Association have donated R3 million (US$170 596) to support efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Southern African country.
[Vanguard] Zimbabwe’s defence minister has called the coronavirus pandemic a “punishment” of the US and Europe for imposing sanctions against members of the ruling regime over human rights abuses.
[263Chat] Opposition FreeZim Congress party leader Joseph Busha has castigated the Government over the construction of the new Parliament building saying it’s a sign of ‘insensitivity’.
[Premium Times] A Nigerian has tested positive to Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Washington, US, the Mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser, said on Saturday.
[Daily Maverick] It’s official: South Africa ended 2019 mired in recession. Things have not been this bleak since the global financial crisis a decade ago, and since this data was recorded the coronavirus has started taking its toll on key South African trading partners such as China.
[IPS] United Nations -Just a month since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency, it is now taking steps to contain misinformation being spread about the disease. Globally, there have been more than 82,000 cases of Coronavirus, which has claimed 2,800 lives — the majority being in China, where the disease has been traced to.