Africa’s coronavirus cases have surpassed 150,000 while more than 4,300 deaths have been confirmed across the continent.
Throughout January, the WHO publicly praised China for its response, but behind the scenes, there was growing frustration over not getting the information to fight the virus.
Millions of people in Yemen are at risk from a “tragedy” fuelled by the coronavirus, an international UN-backed pledging conference is expected to hear on Tuesday.
- More than 6.27 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed around the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 375,500 people have died, including more than 105,000 in the US. At least 2.7 million have recovered from the disease.
Tunisia to reopen land, sea, air borders at end of June
Tunisia plans to reopen its borders at the end of June, after more than three months of being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
After a meeting of the National Committee to Combat Covid-19, the government announced that the land, sea and air borders will reopen starting from June 27.
8:45 GMT – Senegal postpones school restart after teachers test positive for COVID-19
Senegal has postponed the restart of schools until further notice after several teachers tested positive for the new coronavirus, the education ministry said.
Schools were scheduled to gradually resume on Tuesday, after weeks of shutdown due to the pandemic. Senegal has recorded 3,739 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, with 43 deaths.
8:30 GMT – Africa’s coronavirus cases have surpassed 150,000
Africa’s coronavirus cases have surpassed 150,000 while the World Health Organization says the continent of 1.3 billion people is still the region least affected.
Concerns remain high as some of Africa’s 54 countries struggle with when to reopen schools and parts of their economies.
Rwanda, the first nation in sub-Saharan Africa to impose a lockdown, this week slowed the easing of it after reporting its first COVID19 death.
Ugandan to lose $1.6bn in tourism earnings as a result of COVID-19
Uganda will lose $1.6bn a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni has said.
The president did not say what time frame he was referring to. Latest available data from the country’s statistics’ office shows Uganda earned $2bn from tourism activities in 2017, up from $1.7bn the previous year.
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