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Coronavirus – Kenya: Press Statement on the Update of Coronavirus in the Country and Response Measures as at 28th March, 2020

Download logoPress Statement on the Update of Coronavirus in the Country and Response Measures as at 28th March, 2020: Fellow Kenyans, Welcome to the daily updates on the current status of Coronavirus disease outbreak in Kenya. In the last twenty-four hours, a total of eighty-one (81) samples from suspected cases of Coronavirus have been analyzed in our various laboratories. Out of the 81 samples we have received confirmation of seven (7) people who have tested positive for the Coronavi

Coronavirus – Zambia: 6 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases recorded to date to 28

Download logoThe Ministry of Health of Zambia has in the last 24 hours confirmed 6 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases recorded to date to 28. 3 of the new cases have history of travel to Pakistan while the other 3 are contacts of confirmed casesDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI).

Coronavirus – Cameroon: Active search for suspected COVID-19 cases

Download logoThe Minister of Public Health invites people who arrived to Cameroon by air since March 10, all flights combined, to urgently call the following numbers, to be tested for COVID-19:   - 1510 - 677 89 93 69  - 677 89 43 64  - 677 89 76 44  - 677 90 01 57 In any event, he reserves the right to use the list of these passengers to ensure their identification and tracing by the teams of the Ministry of Public Health, with a view to test them in laboratories appr

Coronavirus – Cameroon: Radio announcement (27 March 2020)

Download logoThe Minister of Public Health, Dr. MANAOUDA Malachie, hereby informs the populations of the city of Douala, that from April 2 to 7, 2020, he will be organizing coast active search operation for cases within the population as part of the response against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Community Health Workers will visit households to raise awareness on coronavirus prevention measures and identify those at risk of developing the disease, in order to have them tested by specialized tea

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: COVID-19 Status Update Saturday, 28th March 2020

Download logoCOVID-19 Status Update Saturday, 28th March 2020: Zero case of COVID-19 719 persons quarantined from 4th February 2020 to date 383 persons haue been released from quarantine  336 persons currently quarantined 66 of quarantined persons are self quarantined. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Information and Communication, Sierra Leone.

Map of African countries with COVID-19 cases (28 March 2020 – 9am EAT)

The picture below is copyright free and can be used at will, without asking for authorizationDownload the photo in High Definition: https://www.africa-newsroom.com/files/download/b15f9b8f4c48a17More informations: https://bit.ly/39mHF7XDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 3,924 cases, 117 deaths, and 276 recoveries

Countries (46) reporting a total COVID-19 3,924 cases, 117 deaths, and 276 recoveries by region:  Central (200 cases, 9 deaths, 6 recoveries):  Cameroon (92, 2, 2), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 0), DRC (58, 6, 1), Equatorial Guinea (13, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0) Eastern (288, 4, 5): Djibouti (12, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (16, 0, 4), Kenya (31, 1, 1), Madagascar (26, 0, 0), Mauritius (94, 2, 0), Rwanda (54, 0, 0), Seychelles (7, 0, 0), Som

Coronavirus: South Africa has 1170 confirmed cases (27 March)

Download logoToday (27 March), South Africa has 1170 confirmed cases. This is an increase of 243 new cases from Thursday’s announcement. The total number of tests conducted to date is 28 537. REPORTED DEATHS: This morning we reported that two deaths had occurred as a result of the COVID-19 virus. The first patient was a 48 year old female who tested positive for COVID-19 on the 23rd March 2020. She was suffering from pulmonary embolism. This means she had an underlying disease. The s

Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

Download logoScientific brief According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes. Droplet transmission occurs when a person is in in close contact (within 1 m) with someone who has respiratory symptoms (e.g.  coughing or sneezing,) and is therefore at risk of having his/her mucosae (mouth and nose) or conjunctiva (eyes) exposed to potentially infective respiratory droplets (which are generally considered to be > 5-

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