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Download logoThe Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) have approved a grant of $480,000 to Libya under the Special Relief Fund (SRF) for the procurement of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) intended for treatment of cases of infection of the novel Coronavirus.

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New Cases: 44 Total Confirmed Cases: 1986 Total Active Cases: 1588 Total Recovered: 369 Total Number of Tests Conducted: 18814 Total Deaths: 29

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Download logoThe Portfolio Committee on Tourism has expressed its full support for the Department of Tourism’s efforts to reopen the tourism industry. Committee Chairperson, Mr Supra Mahumapelo, thanked the department for its commitment and effort to save the industry, while balancing the pressure both from industry stakeholders and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Download logoUnited Nations agencies and humanitarian partners have provided life-assistance to about 350,000 people in previously inaccessible parts of the Jebel Marra area, in South Darfur, over the past nine months, overcoming important challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Download logoThe alert from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), coincides with ongoing conflict and disasters on the continent, and severe underfunding for their work.

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Download logoThe devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic suffered by our economies compels us to swiftly formulate innovative solutions that will manage and minimise the negative effects of the virus on our respective economic, cultural investment, political and trade relations.

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African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (523,806), deaths (12,229), and recoveries (255,016) by region: Central (39,058 cases; 815 deaths; 21,171 recoveries): Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071; 51; 842), Gabon (5,871; 46; 2,682), Sao Tome & Principe (724; 13; 283)

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Download logoThe World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa joined immunization experts in urging the international community and countries in Africa to take concrete actions to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as researchers around the world race to find effective protection against the virus.

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Download logoBy Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of South Sudan as you mark nine years of independence.

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Total confirmed - 8975 Total Recovered - 2657 Deaths - 173 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo

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Liberia declared a state of emergency in early April when the pandemic hit. In a race against time, Sharon Logan with a group of fellow returnees took the initiative to create comic strips to get essential preventative information about the virus to communities with limited access to mainstream communication channels.

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Download logoToday, 447 samples have tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 3,803. The cumulative number of tests conducted so far now stands at 200,311 and the total case load in the country is 8,975.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.

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Download logoBy David Shearer Today, we join with the people of South Sudan in celebrating the historic moment that their country became the world’s newest nation. On the 9th of July 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan as the outcome of a 2005 agreement that ended Africa’s longest-running civil war.

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Download logoThe iconic Bob Marley song One Love is to be re-released with the blessing of the musician’s family to support children whose lives have been upended by COVID-19, the UN said on Thursday.

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Download logoThe Portfolio Committee on Communications has welcomed a presentation on the special adjustment budget for the 2020/21 financial year by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The adjustment budget is presented in line with the 2020 Revised Fiscal Framework and the Adjustments Appropriation Bill, tabled by the Minister of Finance to the hybrid sitting of the National Assembly on 24 June 2020.

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Download logoThe Deputy Minister of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Ms Nomalungelo Gina will address a virtual Trade and Investment seminar with Zambia. The two day-session will take place tomorrow,  9 July 2020 to Friday, 10 July 2020 from 09:00

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Download logoThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received US$4.4 million (app. UGX 16 billion) from the Government of Sweden to support Uganda’s COVID-19 humanitarian response and efforts towards the continued delivery of essential health services for pregnant and breastfeeding women, newborns, young children, and adolescents.

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The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng commissioned 2 mobile laboratories, 4 vehicles, laboratory test kits and other consumables donated by EAC Secretariat. This was an initiative by Govt of Germany and is a great boost to the COVID Response and other potential disease outbreaks

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Download logoToday, the Ministry of Health confirms 23 new COVID-19 cases from 3,316 samples tested. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,000. Of the 23 confirmed cases; twelve (12) are Ugandan nationals who returned from abroad; eight (8) from Afghanistan, three (3) from DRC, one (1) from South Sudan.

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New cases: 65 Total confirmed cases: 1942 Total active cases: 1548 Total recovered: 369 Total number of tests conducted: 18376 Total deaths: 25Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi.Media filesDownload logo

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African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (522,104) deaths (12,206), and recoveries (254,361) by region:  Central (38,949 cases; 810 deaths; 21,150 recoveries):  Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,737; 184; 3,492), Equatorial Guinea (3,071; 51; 842), Gabon (5,871; 46; 2,682), Sao Tome & Principe (724; 13; 283)

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Download logoUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters – as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 - threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food.

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Download logoThe African Union Commission has launched a new initiative, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial (CONCVACT). CONCVACT is an outcome of the virtual conference on Africa’s Leadership Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access held on 24-25 June 2020.

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460 new cases of COVID-19 Nigeria; Lagos-150 Rivers-49 Oyo-43 Delta-38 FCT-26 Anambra-20 Kano-20 Plateau-18 Edo-14 Bayelsa-13 Enugu-13 Osun-12 Kwara-10 Borno-8 Ogun-7 Kaduna-6 Imo-4 Bauchi-3 Gombe-3 Niger-2 Adamawa-1 30,249 confirmed

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Download logoAs part of efforts to reduce the risk of COVID19 infection among health workers, NCDC in collaboration with Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Continues to conduct lPC training across Nigeria The ongoing training in Katsina State is critical to reducing the risk of COVID19 transmission nationwideDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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Active cases: 28 New cases: 2 New tests: 81 Total confirmed: 63 Recovered: 32 Deaths: 3Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, The Gambia.Media filesDownload logo

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Download logoToday, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe toured the county of Makueni to assess the level of preparedness in the fight against COVID -19. The CS who was accompanied by the County Deputy Governor Andelina Mwau, CAS Health Dr.

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Download logoTotal of 22,822 COVID-19 confirmed cases with 17,564 Recoveries/Discharge and 129 Deaths as at 5th July, 2020 New Cases: 854 Active Cases: 5,129Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Disease Surveillance Department, Ghana Health Service.

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Download logoNew cases confirmed today: 13 Benadir: 7 Puntland: 4 Somaliland: 2 Male: 9 Female: 4 Recovery: 51 Death: 0 Total confirmed cases: 3,028 Total recoveries: 1,147 Total deaths: 92Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health & Human Services, Federal Republic of Somalia.

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New cases: 278 Confirmed cases: 8,528 New recoveries: 89 Total recoveries: 2,593 New deaths: 2 Total deaths: 169Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo

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