Zimbabwe Begins 21-Day COVID-19 Lockdown

Zimbabwe Begins 21-Day COVID-19 Lockdown

Zimbabwe begins its 21-Day lockdown this Monday following a decree by President Emerson Mnangagwa to restrict citizen movement in attempts to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the country. Since its outbreak under two weeks, the country has recorded seven confirmed cases and one death. Mnangagwa’s declaration has, however, been received with mixed feelings […]

Rwanda records 6 new coronavirus cases

Rwanda records 6 new coronavirus cases

Rwanda on Saturday recorded six new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, raising the total in the country to 60, the highest in the East African region, its Ministry of Health confirmed. In a statement, the ministry said the new cases include four travelers from Dubai, one from the USA, and one contact of a previously confirmed positive […]

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, he confirmed on Twitter. “Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this,” Johnson […]

Zimbabwe Restores Dollar Peg as Currency Crashes

Zimbabwe Restores Dollar Peg as Currency Crashes

Zimbabwe’s government, which banned the use of the dollar nine months ago, has restored the peg its currency had to the greenback due to a scarcity of foreign exchange. The southern African nation faces shortages of fuel, power, and food because it can’t afford to pay for the imports. The worst drought in 40 years […]

Kenya reports first coronavirus death

Kenya reports first coronavirus death

Coronavirus on Thursday claimed its first victim in Kenya as the national tally of confirmed cases stood at 31. The patient was a 66-year-old Kenyan male who had a long-term medical condition, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said. He died this afternoon at an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Agakhan Hospital where he had been […]

Manu Dibango, African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19

Manu Dibango, African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19

Dibango – best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19. The 86-year-old fused jazz and funk music with traditional sounds from his home country, Cameroon. He collaborated with numerous artists over a long career, including US pianist Herbie Hancock and Nigeria’s Afrobeat pioneer […]

Nigerian president’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Nigerian president’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

The Nigerian president’s chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus, a source with direct knowledge said. The illness of Abba Kyari, who is in his 70s, brings the disease into the immediate circle of 77-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari. Kyari has a history of medical complications, including diabetes, and is the gatekeeper to the president. […]

Olympics Postponed for the First Time in History

Olympics Postponed for the First Time in History

The Tokyo Olympic Games will be pushed back to 2021 to give the world time to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, proposed a one-year postponement for the Games in talks with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. “In light of the current conditions and for all the athletes, we made […]

Kenya has confirmed 8 more coronavirus cases raising the number to fifteen.

Kenya has confirmed 8 more coronavirus cases raising the number to fifteen.

The eight, being five Kenyans, two Frenchmen and a Mexican, are said to have arrived in the country through Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe Sunday the 8 cases have been confirmed in the last 72 hours. “We have received confirmation of an additional 8 cases bringing the total number to […]

Angolan President Flies Abroad, Despite Own Global Flight Ban

Angolan President Flies Abroad, Despite Own Global Flight Ban

Angolan President Joao Lourenco flew to Windhoek, Namibia, for the inauguration of President Hage Geingob’s second term, about 24 hours after his country started a 15-day suspension of all passenger flights because of the coronavirus. The presidency announced the trip in an emailed statement. Angola reported its first two Covid-19 cases on Saturday, RNA said. […]

Americans warned not to travel as Italy death toll surpasses China’s

Americans warned not to travel as Italy death toll surpasses China’s

The U.S. State Department on Thursday warned Americans to no longer travel abroad and urged those already abroad to return, for fear they may become stranded as other countries increasingly lockdown in the coronavirus pandemic. Italy has surpassed China in total deaths connected to the coronavirus, with the country reporting 3,405 fatalities as of Thursday […]

Uganda Cuts Growth Outlook as Coronavirus Outbreak Hurts Tourism

Uganda Cuts Growth Outlook as Coronavirus Outbreak Hurts Tourism

Uganda sees economic growth slowing to 5.2% to 5.7% in 2019-20 from an earlier forecast of 6% depending on the severity of the impact coronavirus pandemic, the Finance Ministry said. While Uganda is yet to detect any cases of the virus, expansion in the 12 months through June will be hurt by global travel restrictions […]

Italy Passes China as Country With Most Coronavirus Deaths

Italy Passes China as Country With Most Coronavirus Deaths

Italy surpassed China as the country with the most coronavirus deaths, as its number of fatalities reached 3,405 and the pandemic’s global spread accelerates. With Europe now the epicenter of the outbreak, Italy has 41,035 total cases of the virus, civil protection officials said on Thursday. This includes 4,440 who have recovered from the illness. […]

Prince Albert II of Monaco tests positive for coronavirus, palace announces

Prince Albert II of Monaco tests positive for coronavirus, palace announces

Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for the city-state’s palace told CNN on Thursday. The status of the ruler’s health “is not worrying at all,” the palace added in a statement. Prince Albert was tested for Covid-19 earlier this week. The 62-year-old is continuing to work from the office […]

Warren Buffett is working from home amid coronavirus restrictions

Warren Buffett is working from home amid coronavirus restrictions

Warren Buffett isn’t letting the coronavirus outbreak change too much about his daily routine — but the billionaire investor is taking a few precautions. Buffett is now working from home, and he’s even drinking more of his favorite beverage, according to Yahoo Finance. “Well, I’m drinking a little more Coca-Cola, actually. That seems to ward […]

LVMH Will Produce Hand Sanitizer at Three Sites in France

LVMH Will Produce Hand Sanitizer at Three Sites in France

LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company and owner of the Louis Vuitton brand, is joining the fight to help combat the coronavirus in France by making large quantities of hand sanitizer. The luxury goods brand said Sunday that three of its cosmetic facilities would begin manufacturing hydro-alcoholic gel to be delivered to French health […]

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