According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 7,960,856 cases have been detected worldwide, with 434,388 deaths and 3,809,030 people have now recovered. The breakdown is as follows:
Nigeria: 16,085 cases / 420 deaths
South Africa: 70,038 cases / 1,480 deaths
Ghana: 11,964 cases / 54 deaths
SA President Ramaphosa delivers message to country’s youth
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the youth of South Africa must be empowered to lead the economic recovery in the country once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided.
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Nigeria doctors go on strike
(Africa News) Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in Nigeria have embarked on an indefinite strike.
President of the Association, Dr Aliyu Sokomba made the announcement on Monday while addressing a press conference in the capital, Abuja.
But those treating patients with Covid-19 would continue to work, President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, said in a tweet.
Sokomba warned that even exempt doctors would join the strike if their demands were not met within two weeks.
The doctors union has denounced failings by the state over inadequate provision of protective equipment.
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Nigeria doctors embark on indefinite strike
Africa’s most populous nation, with 200 million inhabitants, has recorded 16,085 cases and 420 deaths as of Monday June 15. More than 800 health …africanews.com
Fatalities in Kenya have passed 100 as cases reach 3,727, according to the latest Ministry of Health statistics.
UN agencies warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to the deaths of an additional 51,000 under-fives in the Middle East and North Africa by the end of the year.
The World Health Organisation and United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said the disruption of essential health and nutrition services risked “reversing progress (on) child survival in the region by nearly two decades”.
IMF cuts Senegal’s 2020 GDP forecast to 1.1%
(Reuters) The International Monetary Fund has cut Senegal’s 2020 economic growth forecast to 1.1% from a 3% estimate in April due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
As recently as January, the Fund had expected 6.8% growth this year, but Senegal’s economy has been battered by border closures, a curfew and social distancing, it said in a statement late on Sunday.
People wait to be screened during a testing drive for the Covid-19 coronavirus at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District, (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP)
Egypt will reopen all its airports on July 1, the civil aviation minister said on Sunday, after suspending regular international flights in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Mohamed Manar Anba told a news conference that flights would resume gradually at the airports from the start of July.
He said foreign tourism would be limited to resorts in three coastal provinces, after the government said on Thursday it would reopen Egypt’s main seaside resorts for international flights and foreign tourists from July 1.
Anba and Tourism Minister Khaled al-Anani, who joined the news conference, outlined measures to be taken inside planes, at airports and in hotels to help to ensure the safety and health of foreign tourists.
The wearing of masks compulsory in Ghana
President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that wearing face masks in public is now compulsory in Ghana and directed the police to enforce the directive. The country’s coronavirus case count has risen to nearly 12,000, with 54 deaths and about 4,000 recoveries.
The country’s Health Minister has recently been diagnosed with the virus.