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Kenya Police Arrest Prison Warden Over Rape Of Patient In COVID-19 Quarantine

Kenya Police Arrest Prison Warden Over Rape Of Patient In COVID-19 Quarantine

Kenyan police arrested a prison warden accused of raping a female patient in a COVID-19 isolation facility he was meant to be guarding, a police report said on Friday. It was the latest in a string of incidents highlighting substandard conditions at some government-run coronavirus treatment centre in the East African country. The attack may […]

More Than 10,000 Healthcare Workers In Africa Infected With Coronavirus

More Than 10,000 Healthcare Workers In Africa Infected With Coronavirus

The Covid-19 outbreak continues to evolve in the Africa region since it was first detected in Algeria on 25 February. As of 24 July, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports 638,903 cumulative cases in 47 African countries,10,000 of which are healthcare workers. In a virtual press conference on 23 July, WHO regional director for Africa […]

Egypt May Extend Its COVID-19 Evening Curfew

Egypt May Extend Its COVID-19 Evening Curfew

As coronavirus restrictions ease, business is rebounding in Cairo’s cafes, restaurants and shops. In the evenings, the sounds of street vendors plying their wares blend with the honking of horns, as the city gets back to normal. But the evening revival may not last long. To try to hold onto dramatic improvements in air quality during the […]

COVID-19 Cases Surpass 150 000, 128 More Deaths

COVID-19 Cases Surpass 150 000, 128 More Deaths

South Africa recorded its deadliest 24 hours since the Coronavirus outbreak after 128 people succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Of the new deaths, 52 are from the Western Cape, 36 from Gauteng, 25 from the Eastern Cape, 11 from KwaZulu-Natal and four from Mpumalanga, bringing the death toll to 2 657. The number of COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 Fears Grow For Isolated Indigenous People In Brazil’s Amazon

COVID-19 Fears Grow For Isolated Indigenous People In Brazil’s Amazon

Dozens of indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon’s Javari Valley – an area the size of Switzerland and Denmark combined – have contracted COVID-19, with experts and officials warning the disease poses a huge threat to their lives and culture. The valley in the west of Brazil’s Amazonas state is part of a region bordering […]

COVID-19 – Airports 90% Ready For Reopening, Says FG

COVID-19 – Airports 90% Ready For Reopening, Says FG

The federal government on Saturday hinted that airports in the country were about 90% ready to restart operation, going by measures already in place. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, disclosed this during flight simulations organised to test the preparedness of the airports. The airports had been closed in March as part of measures to […]

Pope Says Coronavirus Should Spark New Environmental Awareness

Pope Says Coronavirus Should Spark New Environmental Awareness

The drastic reduction in pollution during coronavirus lockdowns around the world should lead to greater concern for the environment as restrictions are lifted, Pope Francis said on Sunday. At his Sunday address in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the pandemic made many people reflect on their relationship with the environment. The square reopened to the […]

Red Cross Fears Coronavirus Spreading Silently In Somalia’s Displaced Camps

Red Cross Fears Coronavirus Spreading Silently In Somalia’s Displaced Camps

The new coronavirus could be spreading undetected through camps across Somalia hosting some 2.6 million displaced people, the Red Cross warned on Tuesday, as floods and conflict swelled the numbers fleeing into overcrowded settlements. Almost 500,000 people have been forced from their homes by recent floods in central Somalia, the United Nations said, putting further pressure […]

Child Labour, Marriages On Rise In Yemen As COVID Spreads-UN agency

Child Labour, Marriages On Rise In Yemen As COVID Spreads-UN agency

The U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday its work in Yemen was near a “potential breaking point” as coronavirus spreads in the war-damaged country, with rising numbers of families resorting to begging, child labour and marrying of children. Around 80 percent of Yemen’s malnourished population relies on humanitarian assistance, making it the world’s biggest humanitarian […]

Why More Must Be Done To Fight Bogus COVID-19 Cure Claims

Why More Must Be Done To Fight Bogus COVID-19 Cure Claims

Fake and bogus cure claims are a longstanding, but neglected public health problem. Throughout recorded history, plagues have inspired anxiety and desperation. Time and again, this public nervousness has proved a fertile ground for false cures and claimants to thrive. In this sense, recent claims of COVID-19 cures and antidotes are no exception. During the Spanish […]

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