Thursday, April 2, 2020

Covid-19: Germany tightens curbs and bans meetings of more than two

Germany has expanded curbs on social interactions to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak, banning public gatherings of more than two people. In a televised address, Chancellor Angela Merkel said "our own behaviour" was the...

Italy calls in military to enforce coronavirus lockdown as 627 people die in 24...

Soldiers were being drafted in to help enforce the lockdown in Italy on Friday as officials announced 627 new deaths, the largest single-day toll anywhere in the world since the coronavirus outbreak began. Desperate scenes...

Coronavirus: Asian nations face second wave of imported cases

South Korea, China and Singapore are among the Asian countries facing a second coronavirus wave, spurred by people importing it from outside. China, where the virus first emerged, confirmed it had no new domestic cases...

Rwandan ‘healer’ arrested over virus cure claim

A man in northern Rwanda has been arrested after a video was shared on YouTube in which he said that he had a cure for coronavirus. Marie Michelle Umuhoza, the spokesperson for the Rwanda Investigation...

Burkina Faso reports first Covid-19 death in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Sahel state of Burkina Faso on Wednesday announced its first death from coronavirus, which is also the first known fatality in sub-Saharan Africa. "We recorded the death overnight of a female patient aged 62, who suffered from...

Worldwide coronavirus infection toll hits 200,000

The coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 200,000 people around the globe after doubling in less than two weeks. Between the start of the outbreak in December and March 7, there were 100,000 confirmed...

Nigeria announces five new cases of coronavirus

The federal government has announced five new cases of coronavirus disease in the country,in addition to the existing three cases. With the development, Nigeria now has eight confirmed cases of the disease. The Minister of...

Chad ‘repaying $100m debt to Angola with cattle’

Chad is repaying Angola a debt of $100m (£82m) with cattle, Angola's state-run newspaper has reported. The unusual agreement is seen as creating a win-win situation for both nations - Chad is short of cash...

Nigeria confirms third COVID-19 case as Doctors strike

Doctors in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, have gone on an "indefinite strike" over delayed pay and unsafe working conditions. The announcement came just after Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, confirmed a third case of Covid-19. The president...

Coronavirus: Germany latest country to close borders

Germany has become the latest country to close borders as European nations try to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Its borders with France, Austria and Switzerland were shut on Monday morning, except for commercial...