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Coronavirus: UNICEF Guinea-Bissau – COVID-19 Situation Report

Download logoSituation Overview and Humanitarian Needs As of 29 May, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 1,256 with 42 patients who have recovered and 8 deaths, thus bringing the number of active cases to 1,206. Male continue to be more attained than female. The type of transmission is considered community transmission with most cases (96%) concentrated in the capital, Bissau. Two new regions have confirmed cases, Bafata and Gabu, bringing the number of affected region

Coronavirus – Africa: Misinformation leads to increasing COVID-19 stigma in sub-Saharan Africa

Several rapid assessments carried out by Save the Children in April, along with increasing anecdotal reports from staff, indicate that misinformation around how COVID-19 spreads is a concerning barrier to reducing infection rates of the disease. Prejudice against those affected by the virus, including frontline health workers and diaspora communities and their families, is contributing to stigmatisation across sub-Saharan Africa and discouraging people from seeking healthcare if they develop

Coronavirus – South Africa: Health Committees to visit Cecilia Makiwane and Frere Hospitals

Download logoThe Portfolio Committee on Health, and the Select Committee on Health and Social Services will tomorrow (2 June 2020) continue with their joint oversight programme of assessing the state of quarantine sites and readiness of public and private hospitals to deal with Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape. The committees will visit East London’s Cecilia Makiwane and Frere Hospitals and get a report from the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Health on the state of Covid-19 in the Bu

Coronavirus – Kenya: Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kenya is 2021

Total confirmed: 2021 Total recovered: 482 Deaths: 69 Let us keep holding each other's hand in this fight, because we must walk together if victory is to be realized.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo

New Ebola outbreak detected in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo; World Health Organization (WHO) Surge Team supporting the response

Download logoThe Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak. Initial information from the Ministry of Health is that si

Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Information Update (1st June 2020)

New cases: 52 Total confirmed cases: 336 Total active cases: 290 Total recovered: 42 Total number of tests conducted: 5148 Total deaths: 4Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (147,874) deaths (4,230), and recoveries (62,103)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (147,874) deaths (4,230), and recoveries (62,103) by region: Central (16,241 cases; 398 deaths; 5,748 recoveries): Burundi (63; 1; 33), Cameroon (6,143; 197; 3,578), Central African Republic (1,011; 2; 23), Chad (778; 65; 491), Congo (611; 20; 179), DRC (3,195; 72; 454), Equatorial Guinea (1,306; 12; 200), Gabon (2,655; 17; 722), Sao Tome & Principe (479; 12; 68). Eastern (17,446; 514; 5,076): Comoros (106; 2; 26), Djibouti (3,569; 2

Schools challenged to join #StrongerTogether for R32-12

Download logoSouth Africa’s rugby (www.SARugby.co.za) playing schools have been challenged to join the Springboks in their fight against hunger by joining the #StrongerTogether for R32-12 campaign. SA Rugby’s hunger alleviation campaign was launched a few weeks ago and with the R700,000 mark getting closer, the South African Schools Rugby Association has joined the challenge. Millions of South Africans are going hungry each day as unemployment has risen rapidly due to the COVID-1

Coronavirus – South Africa: Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 34357 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

Download logoAs of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 34 357. Case Data: Province Total cases for 31 May 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 4111 12,0 Free State 285 0,8 Gauteng 4231 12,3 KwaZulu-Natal 2565 7,5 Limpopo 192

Coronavirus – Kenya: The total number of recoveries in Kenya is 482

Our number of recoveries continues to grow. Today, we discharged 8 patients who have recovered from the disease. This brings the total number of recoveries to 482. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to our healthcare workers who have made this possible.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo

The African Energy Chamber welcomes the appointment of Taelo Mojapelo as new CEO of BP Sothern Africa

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) welcomes the new appointment of BP Southern Africa’s new CEO, Taelo Mojapelo. Mojapelo succeeds Priscillah Mabelane who was notably the first woman in South Africa’s oil history to head up a multinational company.  The appointment is an encouraging step towards promoting the inclusion of women in leadership positions in the oil sector, a move strongly supported by the Chamber which is a signatory of  Equal by 30, a co

The African Energy Chamber welcomes the appointment of Taelo Mojapelo as new CEO of BP Southern Africa

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) welcomes the new appointment of BP Southern Africa’s new CEO, Taelo Mojapelo. Mojapelo succeeds Priscillah Mabelane who was notably the first woman in South Africa’s oil history to head up a multinational company.  The appointment is an encouraging step towards promoting the inclusion of women in leadership positions in the oil sector, a move strongly supported by the Chamber which is a signatory of  Equal by 30, a co

Coronavirus – South Africa: 1674 new cases of COVID-19 in South Africa

A total of 17617 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. There are 1674 new cases of COVID-19. Sadly we report 22 new COVID-19 related deaths and send our condolences to the loved ones. Clean your hands regularly and limit contact with other people.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa (NICD).Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Africa: Record number of countries contribute data revealing disturbing rates of antimicrobial resistance

Download logoA record number of countries are now monitoring and reporting on antibiotic resistance - marking a major step forward in the global fight against drug resistance. But the data they provide reveals that a worrying number of bacterial infections are increasingly resistant to the medicines at hand to treat them. “As we gather more evidence, we see more clearly and more worryingly how fast we are losing critically important antimicrobial medicines all over the world,” sai

Coronavirus – South Africa: Additional Services in Level 3 Lockdown

Download logoAs the country enters alert Level 3 today, the Department of Home Affairs continues to balance the need to offer access to enabling documents while ensuring that our employees and people visiting our offices interact in a safe environment. During alert Level 3, the Department of Home Affairs will provide marriage services and receive requests for late registration of birth, by appointment. This is in addition to the services rendered in level 4, namely: Issuance of uncollected

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Positive Cases Distribution in the Counties (1 June 2020)

Download logoThe positive cases are distributed in the counties as follows: - Nairobi (29) - Mombasa (14) - Turkana (6) - Busia (4) - Taita Taveta (2) - Kajiado (2) - Kiambu & Kilifi, 1 case each.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.

Coronavirus – South Africa: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) opens new COVID-19 Khayelitsha Field Hospital in partnership with the Department of Health

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) alongside South African Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, officials from the Western Cape Government, Khayelitsha District Hospital and City of Cape Town, today launched a temporary 60-bed COVID-19 treatment facility, to meet the needs of the local community during the pandemic. Established in a City of Cape Town-owned community sports centre, the Khayelitsha Field Hospital will function as an extension of the adjacent Khayelitsha District Hospital, e

Coronavirus – Somalia: Update on COVID-19 in Somalia (1 June 2020)

Download logoNew cases confirmed today: 47 Somaliland: 28 Benadir: 9 Puntland: 5 Jubbaland: 5 Male: 38 Female: 9 Recovery: 13 Death: 1 Total confirmed cases: 2,023 Total recoveries: 361 Total deaths: 79Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health & Human Services, Federal Republic of Somalia.

Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 update, 31 May 2020

Download logoHighlights of the Situation Report Four (4) cases tested positive for COVID-19. These are returnees from Mozambique (1) and South Africa (3) who are all isolated. 214 RDT screening tests and 566 PCR diagnostic tests were done. The cumulative number of tests done to date is 45395 (27323 RDT and 18072 PCR). To date the total number of confirmed cases is 178; recovered 29, active cases 145 and 4 deaths, since the onset of the outbreak on 20 March 2020. Numbe

Coronavirus – South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on paying over 100 thousand R350 COVID-19 grant clients by end of May

Download logoThe South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has kept the promise to pay at least 100 000 clients who applied for the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress. By 31 May 2020, 116 867 clients were paid for the Special COVID-19 SRD Grant. In addition, to date, over 3,5 million were checked to confirm if they are either active SASSA grant recipients, are on the UIF database or receive an NSFAS stipend. “We have received approximately 13 million enquiries/applications ab

Coronavirus – Africa: Restrictions on Tourism Travel starting to ease but caution remains, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Reports

Download logoThe world is slowly opening up again, new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates, with destinations cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19. As the United Nations specialized agency releases its Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism, signalling a transition into gearing up for stronger and better recovery, 3% of all global destinations have now taken steps to ease travel restrictions. UNWTO has been monitoring the global

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 Situation Report for Nigeria (31 May 2020)

The COVID-19 Nigeria situation report for 31st 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

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update – 01 June 2020

Download logoThe total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours am 2,926; of these eighty-five (85) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 1,257. Among the confirmed cases, 51 of them are male and 34 are female and their age ranges from 1 months old to 65 years. All of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians. Among the cases, seventy-two (72) of them are identified from Addis Ababa, four (4) from Tigray region, five (5) from Oromia region, one (1)

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Status Update for COVID-19 1st June 2020 11 AM

Download logoCumulative confirmed positive cases - 865 Total number of deaths - 46 Active New Cases - 4 Active cases at Isolation Centres - 344 Cumulative recoveries  - 475 Number currently in quarantine - 2,046 Number discharged from quarantine - 4,302   Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Government of Sierra Leone.

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