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Coronavirus: South Africa tally hits 274, Botswana president in self-isolation

The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. Cases have since been confirmed in over scores of countries across the globe. Africa News COVID-19
The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Ghebereyesus said whiles China had a robust health system to detect and control, his outfit remained concerned about the virus entering country’s with weak systems.
With about 34 African countries currently with recorded cases, governments continue to roll out increasingly robust measures to halt the spread and to contain the pandemic which has claimed a number of lives. Africa News
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that range from the common cold to MERS coronavirus, which is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus and SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus.
In this article, we will share the latest developments as authorities implement measures to contain the spread of the virus, especially on the African continent. There is a flurry of restrictions across Africa as governments take measures to deal with the outbreak. Africa Political News


Rolling coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in Africa II

  • Kenya records eight new case
  • Mozambique records index case
  • Eritrea, Uganda record index cases
  • Africa’s tally heading towards 1,200
  • Zimbabwe records index case
  • Rwanda cases reach 17
  • Cases in South Africa jump to 202
  • Togo index patient recovers
  • Gabon records death
  • Cape Verde records index case
  • Niger records index case
  • Nigeria shuts all universities
  • 760+ cases, 17 deaths, 49 recoveries
  • South Africa, Nigeria record increases
  • Mauritius records first cases
  • Africa could be having unreported or underreported cases – WHO boss
  • Zambia, Djibouti, Gambia record index cases
  • Zimbabwe declares COVID-19 national crisis, outlines measures
  • Ethiopia, Kenya record new cases
  • A flurry of restrictions across the continent
  • Nigeria, Rwanda, Burkina Faso record new cases
  • Ethiopia – Ali Baba coronavirus support
  • Ethiopia records jumbo figure in contact tracing
  • Flights banned, borders closed
  • Thirty African countries infected

South Africa tally up to 274

South Africa confirmed on Sunday (March 22) that its coronavirus tally had reached 274 out of 9,315 tests run so far. It is the second most impacted country behind Egypt whose figures are inching past 300 mark. Africa Press Release Distribution Service

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