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Coronavirus – Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Head of State Convened a Meeting of the Expanded Security Services Response Committee (Saturday 28 March)

Download logoOn the front line of the response to Covid 19, the President of the Republic, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, today brought together the Prime Minister, the Coordinator of the response to Covid 19, the Task Force of the Presidency of the Republic, the VPM of the Interior, the Governor of the City of Kinshasa as well as other senior officials of the security services.  The Head of State has given clear and precise guidelines for better coordination of action to combat the

Coronavirus – Kenya: Seven more people have tested positive of coronavirus, four Kenyans, two Congolese and one Chinese, bringing the total to 38

Download logoSeven more people have tested positive of coronavirus, four Kenyans, two Congolese and one Chinese, bringing the total to 38.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.

Map of African countries with COVID-19 cases (28 March 2020 – 5pm EAT)

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Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 3,977 cases, 117 deaths, and 286 recoveries

Countries (46) reporting a total COVID-19 3,977 cases, 117 deaths, and 286 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 (301, 4, 6): Djibouti (14, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (16, 0, 4), Kenya (38, 1, 1), Madagascar (28, 0, 0), Mauritius (94, 2, 0), Rwanda (54, 0, 0), Seychelles (7, 0, 0), Som

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

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