Nigeria to ease Abuja and Lagos lockdowns on 4 May

Nigeria will begin a “gradual easing” of coronavirus-related lockdowns for millions of people in its largest city Lagos and the capital Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari said the lockdowns, which had…

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Kenya quarantine escapees arrested in bar

Police in Kenya have arrested two people who escaped from a coronavirus quarantine centre in the capital, Nairobi. They were among dozens of others who were filmed jumping over a…

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Virus fears in Tanzania parliament after MP diagnosed

Tanzanian member of parliament has tested positive for coronavirus, triggering calls for a suspension of on-going House sessions. Without naming the politician, Deputy Speaker Tulia Ackson said the MP had…

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Rwanda extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks

The government in Rwanda has extended rigid lockdown restrictions imposed last month to 19 April. The lockdown that begun on 21 March banned people from leaving their homes unless going…

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Covid-19: Jack Ma’s package for Africa arrives

The first shipment of donated medical supplies to Africa by the Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Today,…

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Nigeria has chloroquine poisonings after Trump praised drug

Nigeria reported two cases of chloroquine poisoning after U.S. President Donald Trump praised the anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the novel coronavirus. Health officials are warning Nigerians against self-medicating…

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