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Download logoIntroduction COVID-19 Situation Analysis is based on assessment of knowledge, impact and practice of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and impacted populations in the six conflict-affected states of northeastern Nigeria. Conducted alongside Round 32 Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessment by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the report covers the period 16 April to 6 May 2020 and reflects trends from the six states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Tarab
Coronavirus – Kenya: Joining Forces Alliance for Children in Kenya Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Response in Kenya
Download logoBy Joining Forces Alliance for Children in Kenya COVID-19 Response We foremost commend the Government of Kenya for its on-going well-coordinated efforts on the COVID-19 Emergency Response. We acknowledge and applaud all the health care workers for their commitment in preventing, detecting and responding to various cases of COVID-19. We salute all children and the people of Kenya for responding positively to the Government guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19
Download logoSituation Overview and Humanitarian Needs As of 22 May, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 1,114 with 42 patients who have recovered and 6 deaths, thus bringing the number of active cases to 1,066. Male (68%) continue to be more attained than female (32%). The 30-39 years age group has most of the confirmed COVID-19 cases with 27.5% of cases, followed by the 40-49 years age group with 21.8% of cases. As of 20 May there were 93 children from 0 to 19 years
New cases: 14 Confirmed cases: 735 At Isolation Centres: 400 Recovered: 293 Deaths: 42 In quarantine: 1,899 Out of quarantine: 3,522 Gender Confirmed Female - 383 Male - 352 Places Confirmed cases by district Bo 31 Bonthe 14 Bombali 15 Falaba 4 Kailahun 17 Kambia 1 Karene
Download logoNew cases confirmed today: 95 Somaliland: 72 Benadir: 17 South West: 4 Galmudug: 2 Male: 65 Female: 30 Recovery: 31 Death: 5 Total confirmed cases: 1,689 Total recoveries: 235 Total deaths: 66Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health & Human Services, Federal Republic of Somalia.
The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine received a donation of UGX 10M from Bethany Women and Family Hospital in support of the COVID-19 response.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda.Media filesDownload logo
Coronavirus – South Africa: Council of Education Ministers (CEM) considers progress on State of Readiness for the Reopening of Schools
Download logoThe Council of Education Ministers met this morning to consider progress on the reopening of schools. CEM did receive a report on the progress made thus far. Last week CEM decided that SMT and teachers would return to school as from today (25 May) to finalise preparation ahead of the school reopening on 1 June 2020 for Grade 7 and 12. Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, said that this week would be dedicated to mopping up and finalizing all outstanding matters befor
Coronavirus – African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (112,290) deaths (3,359), and recoveries (44,920)
African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (112,290) deaths (3,359), and recoveries (44,920) by region: Central (11,906 cases; 340 deaths; 3,094 recoveries): Burundi (42; 1; 20), Cameroon (4,890; 165; 1,865), Central African Republic (604; 1; 22), Chad (675; 60; 215), Congo (487; 16; 147), DRC (2,297; 67; 337), Equatorial Guinea (719; 7; 22), Gabon (1,934; 12; 459), Sao Tome & Principe (258; 11; 7). Eastern (12,291; 332; 3,295): Comoros (87; 1; 21), Djibouti (2,270; 10; 1,064
Huawei Enterprise hosts online Summit aimed at presenting how the digital transformation can lead the financial services sector out of COVID-19
Download logoHuawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG) (https://e.huawei.com/) will host the Huawei Southern Africa FSI Summit online 2020 (https://bit.ly/2XwKFL0) on May 29th, from 10.00am - 12.00pm, with the theme of “Accelerating Digital Transformation, Enable Business Growth Again”. The online summit will include presentations from Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, and Chen Kun Te, Huawei Chief Digital Transformation Officer. Speaking on Huawei’ experien
New cases: 18 Total confirmed cases: 101 Total active cases: 60 Total recovered: 37 Total number of tests conducted: 3324 Total deaths: 4Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi.Media filesDownload logo
Total confirmed: 1286 Total recovered: 402 Deaths: 52 Today, we have discharged another (9) patients who have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of those who have recovered to 402.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo
Coronavirus – Africa: Statement by Ambassador Jessica Lapenn, Ambassador to the African Union, on the Commemoration of Africa Day 2020
Download logoToday, the African continent celebrates Africa Day, and as the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) and Permanent Representative to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, I am pleased and honored to commemorate this 57th edition. The AU plays a key role on the continent, and as the first dedicated non-African mission accredited to the AU, the United States has long valued our strong partnership with both the Commission and its Member States. We stand in solidarity with th
Coronavirus – Kenya: EU Humanitarian Aid supports WHO Kenya to train Health Workers from across Kwale County, Kenya
The safety of health workers is vital in the fight against COVID-19. EU Humanitarian Aid supports WHO Kenya to train health workers from across Kwale County, Kenya on how to properly protect themselves.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for Africa.Media filesDownload logo
Download logoKuraish Mubiru wakes up at dawn every day to get refills of antiretroviral therapy from different health facilities before making deliveries to his peers and other members of the community living with HIV. This has been his routine for the past seven weeks. Mr Mubiru is the Executive Director of Uganda Young Positives (UYP), a community-based organization that brings together young people living with HIV, mainly from the informal sector. With more than 50 000 registered members,
Download logo- 2,711 samples tested in the past 24 hours - 61,971 total samples tested so far - 72 new positive cases today - 1,286 total confirmed cases - 9 recoveries today - 402 total discharged & recovered - 1 fatality today - 52 total fatalitiesDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.
Coronavirus – South Africa: Western Cape Government receives donation of Footwear and Winterwear for Healthcare Workers
Download logoToday, 25 May 2020, Adidas South Africa donated over 2700 pairs of footwear and fleece tops to healthcare workers at a handover ceremony at the Bellville Health Park to be distributed to Cape Town, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Metro Health Services. Attended by Premier Alan Winde, Minister of Health, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, The Health Foundation SA and Adidas; healthcare workers shared their experiences under this global health p
Coronavirus – Africa: We will not defeat COVID-19 without including Africa in the global response (By Winnie Byanyima and John Nkengasong)
By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS and John Nkengasong, Director of Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention In much of the global COVID-19 conversation, Africa is barely mentioned. But the risks which the COVID-19 crisis brings are even greater in Africa than elsewhere – and those risks will be compounded if Africa is marginalized in the global response. Beating COVID-19 in Africa, in turn, is essential for beating it worldwide. African leadership and global solid
The COVID-19 Nigeria situation report for 24th May, 2020 has been published. Our daily COVID-19 situation reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria. Download via: https://bit.ly/3bWXXqpDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).Media filesDownload logo
New cases: 73 Active cases: 489 Critical: 1 New recovered: 7 Total recovered: 159 New deaths: 0 Total deaths: 5 Total cases: 655Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.Media filesDownload logo
Coronavirus – Nigeria: Ramadan Kareem – Ramadan Felicitations from the Honourable Minister of Health and Honourable Minister of State, Health
Download logoThe Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire on behalf of himself, the Honourable Minister of State, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, and the Management of Federal Ministry of Health hereby extend hearty felicitations to all Staff, Health Care Workers especially our Muslim Colleagues, and indeed to all Muslims on the occasion of the completion of this year’s Ramadan fasting. Ramadan Kareem. The Honourable Minister, while also wishing Muslims happy Sallah Celebrations,
Over 110,900 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent - with more than 44,500 recoveries & 3,300 deaths. View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://arcg.is/XvuSX.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for Africa.Media filesDownload logo
Coronavirus – Kenya: Govt announce 22 new cases of COVID-19 & warns those giving false information to stop
Download logoThe Government is calling upon the people who are going for COVID – 19 targeted testing in Nairobi and Mombasa to provide the right information and contact to the state. Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman revealed that the Ministry of Health has noticed a disturbing trend where individuals are providing wrong contacts and telephone numbers during testing. This he said is serious considering that some of them have tes
Download logoHighlights of the situation report Two (2) new recoveries were reported from Harare. 282 RDT screening tests and 219 PCR diagnostic tests were done. The cumulative number of tests done to date is 37039 (21484 RDT and 15555 PCR). To date the total number of confirmed cases remains at 56; recovered 25, active cases 27 and 4 deaths, since the onset of the outbreak on 20 March 2020. Number of Tests Done Number of Confirmed Cases Number R
Download logoCOVID-19: Potchefstroom Hospital’s outpatient department closed following decontamination The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the North West Province as of Sunday, 24 May 2020 is 94, an increase of 13 from previously reported cases. This is the highest daily increase of cases ever recorded in the Province. The province has recorded 24 cases in the last seven days. The cases include a 59 year old professional nurse who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, 2
As of the 24th of May, Africa had a total of 107,412 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 42,626 recoveries and 3,246 deaths. CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor explores ways to protect Africa’s progress during the Covid-19 pandemic with Dr.Vera Songwe, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centre for Disease Control & Prevention and Edwin Ikhuoria, Africa Executive Director of the One Campaign....
While big business has used its deep pockets to contribute towards Covid-19 related aid, musicians are using their voices. Artists from across the continent have teamed up to create a song to help governments drive important messaging around Covid-19 and to encourage citizens to play their part in limiting the spread of the virus. Two of the artists on the song, South African rapper Riky Rick and Zimbabwean born Sha Sha join CNBC Africa for more....
This time last year Africa was celebrating the milestone that free trade on the continent would soon be a reality. Prior to Covid-19, the free trade Africa deal was due to be implemented on the 1st of July. Africa Day this year is, however, less joyful as the continent grapples with the prospect of deep recession and in some parts, depression with the coronavirus health crisis fast muted into an economic and financial one. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss Africa’s prospects in 2020 is Alexander Forbes Chief Economist, Isaah Mhlanga and Head of Strategic Slients, Lesiba Mothata.
Americans love gift cards. The plastic cash substitute has been the most popular holiday item on shoppers’ lists for 13 years in a row, as of 2007. In 2019 alone, U.S. consumers spent close to $98 billion on gift cards from brands like Starbucks, A
Many parents are anxious about sending their kids back to school next week with the risk of Covid-19 infections in the classrooms quite high. Similarly, the risk of compromising the academic year by keeping kids at home until a treatment or cure is found is equally as high. Private school group Curro has launched an online schooling platform to help parents keep their kids educated and safe. Andries Greyling, CEO of Curro joins CNBC Africa for more.