Africa COVID-19 cases top 3 million, first wave peak surpassed: WHO

18 January 2021, 11:00 AM
As COVID-19 cumulative cases in Africa top 3 million and daily case numbers exceed the first wave peak, the continent is now confronted with emerging variants of the virus.
Child getting injection
117 million children may miss measles shots due to COVID-19: U.N. agencies 14 April 2020, 4:25 AM

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 COVID-19 cases increase to 208 13 April 2020, 7:07 PM

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 registers most COVID-19 deaths in Africa 10 April 2020, 5:25 PM

Algeria has recorded the most deaths on the African continent from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection with 235.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spread of COVID-19 8 April 2020, 12:25 PM

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.

COVID-19 infections in Botswana climb 6 April 2020, 5:43 AM

Botswana has recorded two more cases of corona virus.

Ethiopia reports its first death of a COVID-19 patient 6 April 2020, 2:00 AM

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.

Kenya COVID-19 cases rise to 126 4 April 2020, 9:51 PM

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.

AU calls for lifting of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe and Sudan to combat COVID-19 4 April 2020, 2:40 PM

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.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Africa 4 April 2020, 7:07 AM

Nigeria now has 210 confirmed cases of coronavirus with four deaths registered.

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika addresses guests during his inauguration ceremony in Blantyre, Malawi.
Malawi latest African country to report COVID-19 cases 3 April 2020, 6:00 PM

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.

Mokgweetsi Masisi
Botswana President Masisi out of self-quarantine, tests negative for COVID-19 1 April 2020, 7:19 PM

News coming from Botswana is that president Mokgweetsi Masisi has been released from self-quarantine with immediate effect.

Kenya projects confirmed COVID-19 cases might soar 31 March 2020, 9:56 AM

Kenya is projecting that its confirmed cases of COVID-19 might hit the ten-thousand mark by the end of next month.

Moussa Faki Mahamat
AU Commission Chairperson remains in self-isolation, despite testing negative for COVID-19 29 March 2020, 2:20 AM

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, Eswatini confirm more cases of COVID-19 22 March 2020, 10:54 AM

Nigeria has four more confirmed cases of the coronavirus, taking the country's total to 26.

Africa Centres for Disease Control cautions against discrimination amid COVID-19 20 March 2020, 8:06 PM

The Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has cautioned the continent against discrimination during this COVID-19 period.

COVID-19 in Africa: fewer cases so far, and more preparation needed 18 March 2020, 9:04 PM

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 […]

Schooling suspended In Kenya due to COVID-19 15 March 2020, 9:08 PM

Kenya has announced that schooling has been suspended with effect from Monday to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Mutahi Kagwe
Kenya halts all international conferences amid COVID-19 6 March 2020, 4:49 PM

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.