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Rwanda launches Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign

Today, Rwanda joins the Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement, in a drive to accelerate malaria elimination across the African continent. The Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, launched in 2018 by H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in his role as Chair of the African Union, seeks to build community ownership of malaria efforts... (

South Africa: Over 300 People Tested for Coronavirus With 18 Quarantined - Zweli Mkhize

[News24Wire] More than 300 people have been tested for the coronavirus, while another 18, who were in contact with the only diagnosed South African, have been quarantined, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Coronavirus - Govt Engages Local Firms On Mass Production of Hand Sanitiser

[Vanguard] Abuja -The federal government has engaged local contractors for mass production of hand sanitiser as part of the country's measures at controlling the Coronavirus disease in the country. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Atupele Justifies Donation of Medical Products to China

[Nyasa Times] United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has defended his decision to make a donation of medical products to the People's Republic of China, which has been hit by the fatal coronavirus, saying the super power was Malawi's major development partner. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Government Reduces Country Entry Ban

[ANGOP] Luanda -Citizens from Egypt, Algeria and Nigeria are allowed to enter Angolan soil, after the Ministry of Health announced the ban because of Covid19 cases in the respective countries. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'No South African in China Is Infected With Coronavirus'

[News24Wire] China's ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songitan, has confirmed that none of those waiting to be repatriated are positive with coronavirus. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Govt Denies Army Unwilling to Participate in Wuhan Repatriation

[] Government has dismissed reports contained in a Mail & Guardian article that South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers are not willing to travel to Wuhan, China, to repatriate citizens. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Coronavirus - SA Teacher Quarantined in South Korean Hospital After Testing Positive

[News24Wire] A South African English teacher based in Daegu, South Korea, is in quarantine after testing positive for the Covid-19 virus. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Inoculating Against the 'Infodemic' in Africa

[WHO] On entering Uganda's Entebbe International Airport, visitors are greeted by posters on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission, even before having their temperatures taken by medical staff. Video messages play in the departure and arrival lounges. So far, the number of people in Africa confirmed to have the virus is much smaller than other parts of the world. But as more health ministries in Africa have confirmed the presence of the virus in their countries, what was once a distant threat is now much closer. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Zanzibar Halts Flights From Italy

[Daily News] Zanzibar -Zanzibar has temporarily suspended direct flights from Italy as the revolutionary government intensifies preventive measures against the deadly Coronavirus. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Coronavirus - 3 Quarantined Patients Tested Negative, Lagos Commissioner

[This Day] As Coronavirus continues to spread in countries around the world, three suspected patients quarantined in Lagos have tested negative to the deadly disease. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Coronavirus Patient Stable, Family Unaffected

[] South Africa's first confirmed Coronavirus patient is in a stable condition at Grey's Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, where he is being treated. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Release Information On Corona Virus Health Minister Urged

[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) through their lawyer Mupanga Bhatasara have petitioned the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr. Obadiah Moyo with regards to information on health threats posed by the corona virus in the country. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Coronavirus - Who Urges Speedy Response

[] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on Coronavirus affected countries to work with speed in dealing with the virus. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Fear and Uncertainty in Neighbourhood of SA's First Coronavirus Patient

[News24Wire] Residents of Hilton in KwaZulu-Natal have expressed fear and uncertainty after a member of the community contracted the deadly coronavirus. But they have different views about how to handle the news and what to expect from the government. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: HIV/Aids - New Power, Old Problems

[Daily Maverick] UNAIDS takes stock 25 years on from the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for advancing the rights of women and girls and gender equality. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: The Public Health System and Individual Hygiene Practices Must Be Primed to Deal With the Coronavirus

[Daily Maverick] Parliament also needs to take the initiative and appoint a Standing Commission on Health Security to provide oversight of government measures in preventing, detecting, mitigating, responding to and assisting community recovery from all catastrophic events. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Death Toll Rises At Phebe Hospital Due to Lack of Fuel to Provide Vital Emergency Services

[FrontPageAfrica] Suakoko -The government-run Phebe Hospital, a 75-bedroom medical facility in Suakoko, Bong County, is under a cloud after two persons died Thursday and the medical staff blamed lack of electricity to run the generators for their deaths. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: President Weah Appoints Ebola 'Hero' to Ministry of Health Post

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President George Manneh Weah has appointed as Assistant Minister for Curative Services at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Gabriel Gorbee Logan, who is considered as an Ebola hero. Dr. Logan was one of those Liberian medical doctors, who were on the frontline combating the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD). (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Medical Mission Rollup Sleeves to Provide Free Healthcare to Underserved Communities

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -For the next two weeks, more than 25 health practitioners from abroad would be providing free treatment at several hospitals and clinics in five of Liberia's 15 counties. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Experts Commend Travel Restrictions

[The Herald] The travel ban for civil servants by Government and an appeal to other Zimbabweans to minimise travel as a response to Covid-19 have received thumbs up from public health experts who further commended Government for showing commitment to combating the international outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Algeria/Zimbabwe: Warriors Tie in Algeria Under Threat

[The Herald] THERE is now a real possibility the Warriors' 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Desert Foxes might not be played in Algeria. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: China Thrilled By Dar es Salaam's Gesture

[Daily News] AS more efforts are pulled towards curbing Coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese government has appreciated Tanzania's readiness to dispatch doctors to China in support of the antiCOVID-19 crusade. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzanians Are Safe, China Assures

[Daily News] Zanzibar -ALL Tanzanians in the Coronavirus- hit China remain safe as the Chinese government strives to secure a lasting cure for the deadly virus. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria Re-Commits to Eradicating Tuberculosis and Controlling Noncommunicable Diseases By 2030

[WHO] Nigeria re-commits to eradicating Tuberculosis and controlling Noncommunicable Diseases by 2030. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Cameroon Reports Second Case of Coronavirus

[Nation] Yaounde -Cameroon confirmed its second case of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) and said the patient was quarantined in a Yaounde hospital. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Bans All International Conferences Amid Coronavirus Concerns

[Nation] Kenya has banned international gatherings in the country for 30 days amid coronavirus outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zim Ups Precautions As SA Confirms Coronavirus Case

[The Herald] South Africa yesterday confirmed its maiden case, and Africa's fourth, of coronavirus (Covid-19) and Zimbabwe expects that the former will -- as it has already announced -- be able to contain any spread of the new virus while precautions at the border will be intensified. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: COVID-19 - Debunking the Hoaxes and Lies (Check Before You Send)

[News24Wire] As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, so does misinformation, fear, fake cures and malicious hoaxes. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: No Plan to Halt China Flights

[Daily News] The government said yesterday it has no plans to suspend flights from China, as it vowed to intensify preventive and preparedness measures in response to a growing and deadly coronavirus outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria to Be Certified Polio-Free By June 2020 - Africa Regional Team

[Vanguard] The African Regional Certification Centre on Thursday disclosed that Nigeria would soon be declared polio-free by June 2020. (AllAfrica)

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