[New Zimbabwe] Less than 200 people have gone through coronavirus testing out of 16 032 returnees who arrived in Zimbabwe after the outbreak of the world pandemic, a doctors group has said.
[VOA] Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Tuesday declared an indefinite state of emergency effective after the southern African country recorded its first confirmed cases of coronavirus.
[East African] Burundi has confirmed its first two coronavirus cases, Health minister Thadée Ndikumana announced late Tuesday.
[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.
[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.
[Nation] Kenya has recorded its first coronavirus related death.
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[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles’ new A320neo aircraft landed at the Seychelles international airport of Pointe Larue on Thursday.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangkok/Addis Ababa -Internet shutdowns cannot be justified at a time when access to information is critical to containing the deadly coronavirus pandemic, human rights groups have warned.