The World Health Organization has warned the coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm strained public health systems in Africa. On Wednesday, the continent was approaching a million infections and around 21,000 deaths, according to a Reuters tally. Here are measures some countries are taking to curb the virus.
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APRNEWS - World Health Organization experts recommended on Tuesday a dramatic expansion of vaccination against Ebola in Congo after a surge in cases showed that the strategy of vaccinating those known to be exposed to the disease was no longer sufficient.
APRNEWS - Cyclone Kenneth left a trail of destruction in its path as it made landfall in north-eastern Mozambique last month. The damage is extensive, and in the aftermath thousands of people have lost their homes, their belongings and their livelihoods.
APRNEWS - Democratic Republic of Congo registered a one-day record of 27 new confirmed Ebola cases on Sunday, raising last week’s number of cases to 126, the biggest since the current outbreak was declared last August, the health ministry said.
APRNEWS - Fierce fighting for control of Libya's capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to bring a further worsening of humanitarian conditions, a senior UN official has warned.
APRNEWS - Democratic Republic of Congo’s president Felix Tshisekedi is struggling to fulfil the pledge he made to crack down on rebel and militia groups in the troubled North Kivu province.
Three months after taking power in a vote mired by fraud allegations, Tshisekedi has struggled to take decisive action.
APRNEWS - Libya’s self-proclaimed National Army says offensive will not stop until terrorists are cleared from Libya.
Its spokesman Ahmed Al-Mesmari claims that the current unrest in the country is interference from the outside world.
APRNEWS - Scientists are finally ready to roll out malaria vaccines after 30 years in development Bloombergreports.
According to the World Health Organization, the malaria vaccinations will be carried out in Africa starting this month.
APRNEWS - The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency but is of “deep concern”, the World Health Organization said Friday.
APRNEWS - Mozambican authorities held a mass burial for about forty victims of the tropical cyclone that ravaged the country. The burial took place in the Sussundenga district in the country’s western Manica Province.
The BBC’s reporter in the capital Maputo, said the move was taken because the bodies of the persons were in an advanced state of decomposition.