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Coronavirus – African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (108,109) deaths (3,260), and recoveries (42,937)
African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (108,109) deaths (3,260), and recoveries (42,937) by region: Central (11,180 cases; 330 deaths; 3,016 recoveries): Burundi (42; 1; 20), Cameroon (4,400; 159; 1,822), Central African Republic (552; 1; 18), Chad (648; 60; 204), Congo (487; 16; 147), DRC (2,140; 63; 317), Equatorial Guinea (719; 7; 22), Gabon (1,934; 12; 459), Sao Tome & Principe (258; 11; 7). Eastern (11,984; 313; 3,236): Comoros (78; 1; 18), Djibouti (2,270; 10; 1,064
The African Union has created an African Union COVID-19 Response Fund with the aim of strengthening the continental response to COVID-19 and mitigate its socio economic and humanitarian impact on African populations. The fund was established by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat on 26 March 2020. This AfricaDay, 25 May, all Africans, people of African descent and friends of Africa are encouraged to “give a little” to the fund. A target of USD$1m
Coronavirus – African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (104,279) deaths (3,185), and recoveries (41,717)
African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (104,279) deaths (3,185), and recoveries (41,717) by region: Central (10,804 cases; 329 deaths; 2,936 recoveries): Burundi (42; 1; 20), Cameroon (4,400; 159; 1,822), Central African Republic (552; 1; 18), Chad (611; 59; 196), Congo (469; 16; 137), DRC (2,025; 63; 312), Equatorial Guinea (719; 7; 22), Gabon (1,728; 12; 402), Sao Tome & Principe (258; 11; 7). Eastern (11,558; 303; 3,160): Comoros (78; 1; 18), Djibouti (2,270; 10; 1,064)
African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (100,664), deaths (3,105), and recoveries (39,543) by region: Central (10,312 cases; 324 deaths; 2,875 recoveries): Burundi (42; 1; 20), Cameroon (4,288; 156; 1,808), Central African Republic (436; 0; 18), Chad (588; 58; 186), Congo (469; 16; 137), DRC (1,945; 63; 312), Equatorial Guinea (719; 7; 22), Gabon (1,567; 12; 365), Sao Tome & Principe (258; 11; 7) Eastern (11,047; 287; 3,054): Comoros (34; 1; 8), Djibouti (2,270; 10; 1,064
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