Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Morocco records Africa’s second coronavirus death

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An 89-year-old woman who entered Morocco from Italy has died of the coronavirus.

She was among the cases confirmed by health officials in Morocco.

That brings total deaths so far in Africa to two, with Egypt the first to confirm one death last week.

Eleven African countries have now reported of the deadly coronavirus with total number of confirmed cases so far surpassing 100.

Burkina Faso and DR Congo were the latest African countries to report of cases of coronavirus.

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The patients in Burkina Faso are a couple, one of whom recently returned from France.

They are currently quarantined in hospital. Burkina Faso becomes the 6th sub-Saharan African country to report positive cases of coronavirus.

In DR Congo officials said the patient is a Belgian national who had been under quarantine at the main airport in the capital, Kinshasa.

Egypt (59), Algeria (20), DR Congo (1), Nigeria (2) Tunisia (5), Togo (1), Cameroon (2), Morocco (2), Burkina Faso (2), South Africa (7) and Senegal (4) are the cases so far.

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Meanwhile in Ghana the country’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday suspended temporarily all foreign travels for all public officials.

The move is part of measures by Ghana’s government to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the West African nation.

The ban affects all sector Ministers and their deputies, Regional Ministers and their deputies, all Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives, and all Heads of Government Agencies, according to a government statement.

The statement however said only essential and critical foreign travels will be considered and, thereafter, approved by the presidency.

 

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