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Madagascar Records First Coronavirus Death

Madagascar has recorded its first coronavirus death, according to an official announcement made on television. The 57-year-old hospital worker, who died on Saturday, was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, Reuters news agency reports quoting the statement. The Indian ocean...

Covid-19: UNICEF Predicts Over 900 Children May Die Daily in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that 950 children in Nigeria could die daily from preventable causes over the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to weaken the health system. UNICEF added that Nigeria could record...

African Billionaires and Their Contributions to the Fight Against Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread across cities all over Africa, the severity of the pandemic and its devastating effect on the limited resources available in most African countries have prompted some of the continent's billionaires to step up...

Every African Country Now Affected As Lesotho Announces First Coronavirus Case

Lesotho, the only Coronavirus-free country in Africa have just recorded their First Coronavirus Case. The first positive case comes a week after the country lifted its national lockdown. The positive case was imported from the Middle East and the patient has...

Our ‘Covid-19 Remedy’ Rejected ‘Because it’s African’

Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has said criticism of his country's herbal tonic for Covid-19 shows the West's condescending attitude towards Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against using untested remedies. Mr Rajoelina's tonic has not gone through clinical trials. Madagascar...

Catholic Church Donates All Its 425 Hospitals In Nigeria As COVID19 Isolation Centers

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), revealed this at the presidential task force briefing...

Covid-19: Colombian Company Creates Hospital Beds that can Double as Coffin

A Colombian advertising company has created cardboard hospital beds that double as COFFINS as a way to help poor families that can't pay for funeral expenses amid coronavirus pandemic. A Colombian advertising company is pitching a novel if morbid solution...

Ghana Extends Ban on Public Gatherings as Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of the month as the country's coronavirus cases continue to rise. Schools will remain closed while religious activities, conferences and festivals are banned during the period....

Nigeria Set to Receive Shipment Of Madagascar’s Herbal Drug for Covid-19

Nigeria is set to receive a Shipment Of Madagascar's Drugs For Testing 'Covid-Organics', according to reports, Nigeria’s consignment has already been sent to Equatorial Guinea from where it will be airlifted to Abuja. Nigeria’s COVID-19 positive tally moved to 4,399...

Covid-19 in Nigeria: Death Toll Rises to 128 as Tally of Cases Crosses 4000 Mark

According to the latest report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria has recorded 4,151 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The country recorded 239 new cases of Covid- 19 disease yesterday, bringing the total to 4151 cases, with eight more...
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