More than 117 million children could miss out on immunization against measles as the COVID-19 pandemic forces social distancing and piles pressure on health services, United Nations health agencies warned on Tuesday.
Kenya's confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased to 208, after 11 more people tested positive for the virus in the east African nation.
Algeria has recorded the most deaths on the African continent from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection with 235.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.
Botswana has recorded two more cases of corona virus.
Ethiopia has reported its first death of a COVID-19 patient, a 60-year old woman who was in treatment at a hospital in the capital since March 31, the Health Minister Lia Tadesse said on Sunday.
The number of confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Kenya now stands at 126, after more four people tested positive on Saturday, according to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
The African Union Bureau of Heads of States and Governments has again called for the immediate lifting of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe and Sudan to assist them during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nigeria now has 210 confirmed cases of coronavirus with four deaths registered.
Malawi has become the latest African country to record cases of the coronavirus. In an address to the nation, President Peter Mutharika announced three confirmed cases.
News coming from Botswana is that president Mokgweetsi Masisi has been released from self-quarantine with immediate effect.
Kenya is projecting that its confirmed cases of COVID-19 might hit the ten-thousand mark by the end of next month.
Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat says although he has tested negative, he is self-isolating after a staff member at the AU Commission in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia tested positive for the coronavirus.
Nigeria has four more confirmed cases of the coronavirus, taking the country's total to 26.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has cautioned the continent against discrimination during this COVID-19 period.
Akebe Luther King Abia, University of KwaZulu-Natal The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise. The good news is that tremendous scientific and technological advances have permitted scientists to understand a lot about this virus in a short amount of time. Within […]
Kenya has announced that schooling has been suspended with effect from Monday to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
Kenya announced on Friday that it is halting all international conferences for 30 days and advised citizens to only travel to countries that have confirmed cases of COVID -19 only if it is absolutely necessary.