Around Africa In 60 Seconds – Covid-19 Updates. Have The African Nations Flatten The Curve?
Cameroon: Mandatory Wearing of Masks in Public Places
Let’s activate this morning, the MANDATORY wearing of masks in public places. Our SMEs will produce in quantity. It should also be noted that specialized COVID-19 treatment centres are under construction. Together, we will overcome this epidemic.
As part of the Douala operation, 80,366 households were visited and sensitized; 198,640 people were evaluated with 85.2% of the acceptance rate against 14.8% of refusal. 2,313 people to be sampled. The purpose of this operation is to early isolate the positives from the rest.
Kenya: 47 Counties to Identify & Designate a COVID-19 Hospital
Ministry of Health Kenya has directed all the 47 counties to identify & designate a COVID-19 hospital, for other hospitals to continue offering other services such as maternal & child health, immunization, reproductive health, TB & HIV services: Dr. Patrick Amoth, DG Health.
Nigeria: Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19 Have Been Reported in Nigeria
Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 13 in Lagos and 1 in Delta State. As at 09:30 pm 9th April there are 288 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fifty-one have been discharged with seven deaths.
President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Directs Enhanced Measures to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus Disease
These measures shall come into force from midnight on Saturday, April 11, 2020 for an initial period of 14 days
After considering the report of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, His Excellency, Dr Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone directs the following enhanced measures that are intended to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease and, forensically track and isolate suspected cases while protecting livelihoods. These measures shall come into force from midnight on Saturday, April 11, 2020 for an initial period of 14 days.
• All non-essential inter-district travel is strictly prohibited. For the purpose of this release Western Rural and Western Urban are considered a single district.
• Inter-district vehicular travel is limited to only essential services and essential commercial activities. A Pass system will be announced soon.
• A nationwide curfew, between the hours of 2100 and 0600 hrs, is in effect.
• The Head of the Civil Service, Human Resource Management Office (HRMO), Heads of Ministries Departments Agencies (MDAs) are directed to implement alternate working day arrangements for their staff.
• Retail trade is limited to only the sale of food items, water, medicine, fuel, and other essential utilities. The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development will work with local councils and marketing associations to limit street trading, decongest markets, and enforce all existing hygiene protocols.
• Citizens who have no strong reason to be in public places are advised to stay at home at all times.
• Citizens are strongly encouraged to wear facemasks, especially in public places.
There are 1934 Positive Cases of COVID-19 to Date in South Africa (SA)
Update: Total tests conducted 68 874, there are 1934 positive cases of #COVID19 to date in SA. As the number of positive cases continue to grow, we encourage individuals to take responsibility for preventive measures.
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