Category Archives: Medical & Health

Kenya Taking Drastic Measures to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Kenya’s government is implementing drastic measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, although the country has only 31 confirmed cases of infection.

A curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. was enforced Friday, and …

Cameroonian Muslims Defy Coronavirus Prayer Restrictions

 Muslims in Cameroon have defied and are protesting government restrictions on prayer attendance at mosques, imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has so far been confirmed in 92 people in less than a …

Quarantine Challenges Leave Sudan Vulnerable Amid COVID Spread

Sudan has seen a small handful of coronavirus cases so far, and only one death. But health authorities are concerned because large numbers of people have either escaped quarantine or are refusing to quarantine altogether.…

Algeria’s main lab anchors COVID-19 response

ALGIERS, Algeria, March 26, 2020/ — When a sample sent to the
referral laboratory in the capital Algiers gave a positive result, the
Ministry of Health announced Algeria’s first COVID-19 case on 26
February, becoming …

Zimbabwe Doctors, Nurses Down Tools Over COVID-19 PPEs

 Doctors and nurses in Zimbabwe’s public hospitals have gone on strike and are vowing not to return until the government gives them personal protective equipment so they can safely treat suspected coronavirus patients. Public health …

Worshippers in Ethiopia Defy Ban on Large Gatherings Despite Coronavirus

Health experts in Ethiopia are raising concern, as some religious leaders continue to host large gatherings despite government orders not to do so in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Earlier this week, Ethiopia’s government …

Uganda Opposition Figure Bobi Wine Releases COVID-19 Awareness Song

 In Uganda, authorities have confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, among them an eight-month-old baby and two Chinese nationals who left their quarantine.  Ugandan officials are trying to raise awareness of the coronavirus, including one …