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Africa’s weak health systems face escalating virus peril

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Equipment shortages, scarce beds and poorly-paid doctors and nurses: Africa is finding that it has few means to protect itself as a feared coronavirus tsunami looms. Earth’s poorest continent has so far confirmed around 1,800 cases and 57 deaths — a tally that is low compared …

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MPs divided over calls for total lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament say a total lockdown will cause Ugandans more trouble than good in the wake of the coronavirus. The Ministry of Health last night confirmed eight more cases of coronavirus disease-COVID-19, bringing the total number of patients in the …

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Govt’s urged to provide free water supply in slum areas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The impacts of the new coronavirus disease-COVID-19 could be considerably higher on the urban poor living in slums where overcrowding makes it difficult to follow recommended measures such as social distancing and self-isolation. Regular hand-washing has been highlighted as a key tool in combating …

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Arab schoolkids told ‘turn on the TV’ for lessons at home

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Either on television as in Libya or on tablets in the IT-savvy Gulf monarchies, in the time of novel coronavirus millions of schoolchildren around the Arab world are now learning lessons at home. Governments across the region have shuttered schools forcing pupils to stay away in …

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Coronavirus: One suspect isolated in Kamwenge

Kamwenge, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  One person has been isolated at Rukunyu hospital in Kamwenge district after he presented with symptoms similar to those of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The suspected case is a resident of Bihanga Sub County. He developed chest pains, cough, fever and a running nose after returning from …

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Italy sees second successive drop in virus deaths

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Italy reported a second successive drop in daily deaths and infections from a coronavirus that has nevertheless claimed more than 6,000 lives in a month. The Mediterranean country has now seen its daily fatalities come down from a world record 793 on Saturday to 651 on …

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UN chief calls for ‘immediate global ceasefire’ amid pandemic

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed Monday for an “immediate global ceasefire” to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war,” he said in a brief speech at UN headquarters …

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