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Coronavirus – Africa: UNICEF West and Central Africa Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report

Coronavirus – Africa: UNICEF West and Central Africa Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report

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NEW YORK, United States of America, August 4, 2020/ -- Highlights • As of 29 July 2020, a total of 174,081 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2,919 associated deaths, were reported in West and Central Africa Region (WCAR). • 22 out of the 24 countries in the region are reporting community transmissions. • 109,000 healthcare facilities staff and community health workers were trained in infection prevention and control procedures, exceeding the initial target. • Since May, 19 countries re-opened schools to allow students to better prepare for final exams. Download Report:https://bit.ly/2XmofwY Situation Overview and Needs The COVID-19 pandemic continues its progression in West and Central Africa (WCAR). WCAR accounts for 24% of confirmed cases and 24% of deaths in Africa Re...
Coronavirus – Africa: UNICEF Global COVID-19 Mid-Term Situation Report

Coronavirus – Africa: UNICEF Global COVID-19 Mid-Term Situation Report

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NEW YORK, United States of America, August 4, 2020/ -- Highlights UNICEF continues to scale-up and deliver across sectors to address the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, UNICEF has reached 2.6 billion people on COVID- 19 messaging on prevention and access to services.UNICEF has actively responded to the pandemic by sourcing PPE equipment and other COVID supplies. Despite early constraints, UNICEF fulfilled $440 million as warehouse replenishment orders from April-June. Over54.4 million have received WASH supplies and services, including hygiene items.Over 2.8 million healthcare facility staff and community health workers have been trained in infection prevention and control.Due to social distancing constraints, UNICEF is working with governments and partners to use vari...
Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: Health Alert, New Lockdown Restrictions, and Commercial Flights

Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: Health Alert, New Lockdown Restrictions, and Commercial Flights

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HARARE, Zimbabwe, August 4, 2020/ -- Event:  Update on Lockdown Restrictions and Availability of Commercial Flights On July 21, President Mnangagwa announced new restrictions under Zimbabwe’s lockdown regulations including: implementing a curfew from 6am to 6pm except for essential services. Given the new surge of reported cases of COVID -19 in Zimbabwe, the following types of businesses can only be open from 8am to 3pm daily:Fuel outletsRestaurantsBanksBureaux de changesCourts of lawParliamentary CommitteesSupermarketsVegetable marketsCommercial and manufacturing enterprisesStudent examsInternational commercial flight options currently exist in Zimbabwe. S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared...
Coronavirus – Algeria: Change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden

Coronavirus – Algeria: Change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden

CORONAVIRUS
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 4, 2020/ -- The Government has yesterday decided on a change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden. As a result of this change, residents of Algeria will no longer be exempted from the entry ban. Today’s decision is in line with the Council of the European Union's latest recommendation to EU Member States. The temporary entry ban came into force on 19 March and initially applied for 30 days. It has subsequently been extended following European Commission recommendations. The latest decision to extend the ban means that the entry ban now applies until 31 August 2020. Since 19 March, the Government has decided on several occasions to adjust the entry restrictions. On 4 July, the list of people allowed to enter was expanded, including by exempting resident...
Coronavirus – Malawi: Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) Country Brief – Malawi (03 August-2020)

Coronavirus – Malawi: Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) Country Brief – Malawi (03 August-2020)

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ROME, Italy, August 4, 2020/ -- FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT Cereal production in 2020 estimated at bumper level, helping to bolster households’ food supplies and keeping national import requirements at below‑average level in 2020/21Prices of maize decreased seasonally from March 2020, but remained higher on yearly basis as of JuneEstimated 1.9 million people in need of food assistance in first quarter of 2020; food insecurity conditions likely to worsen due to effects of COVID‑19 Download Report: https://bit.ly/33lXYTiCereal production in 2020 estimated at bumper levelHarvesting of the 2020 maize crop, which accounts for the bulk of the country’s cereal output, concluded in June and production is officially estimated at 3.7 million tonnes, about 25 percent higher than the five‑year ...
Coronavirus: Rwanda Update COVID-19

Coronavirus: Rwanda Update COVID-19

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GENEVA, Switzerland, August 4, 2020/ -- Twenty (20) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2633 samples tested. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand and sixty-two (2062). To date, one thousand, one hundred and forty-four (1144) patients have recovered and been discharged, including twenty-five (25) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is nine hundred and thirteen (913) and five (5) deaths. The new cases are in Rubavu (11) returning residents isolated on arrival, Kigali (5) contacts of positive cases, Huye (1), Kirehe (1), Muhanga (1) and Ngoma (1); heightened vigilance is required everywhere. All active cases are in isolation in stable condition. The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be ...
Coronavirus – South Sudan: Civil society, political stakeholders, community leaders in Western Bahr el Ghazal attend UNMISS-organized peace forum, find ways to work together despite COVID-19

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Civil society, political stakeholders, community leaders in Western Bahr el Ghazal attend UNMISS-organized peace forum, find ways to work together despite COVID-19

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JUBA, South Sudan, August 4, 2020/ -- Keeping up momentum regarding the ongoing peace process in South Sudan despite nation-wide COVID-19 restrictions was at the heart of a recent day-long event organized by UNMISS Civil Affairs in Western Bahr el Ghazal. The forum aimed at widening engagement with and understanding of the Revitalized Peace Agreement by political stakeholders, including representatives of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in Opposition (SPLM-IO), religious and community leaders as well as civil society actors in the region. Participants agreed on developing communication modalities that would help them continue to work together for the cause of sustainable peace. These included technology-based options such as usin...
Coronavirus – North East Nigeria: COVID-19 Point of Entry Dashboard

Coronavirus – North East Nigeria: COVID-19 Point of Entry Dashboard

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GENEVA, Switzerland, August 4, 2020/ -- OVERVIEW IOM DTM in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the state Ministry of Health have been conducting monitoring of individuals moving into Nigeria's conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa and Borno under pillar four (Points of entry) of COVID 19 preparedness and response planning guidelines. During the period 1 to 31 July 2020, 1,107 movements were observed at Forty Eight Points of Entries in Adamawa and Borno states. Of the total movements recorded, 311 were incoming from Extreme-Nord, 54 from Nord, 6 from Centre in Cameroon and 30 from N’Djamena in Chad republic. A total of 401 Incoming movements were observed at Twenty Four Points of Entries. A range of data was collected during the assessment to bet...
Coronavirus – Uganda: UNHCR Operational Update

Coronavirus – Uganda: UNHCR Operational Update

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GENEVA, Switzerland, August 4, 2020/ -- There were no new arrivals during the month of May 2020, after Uganda closed its international borders on 22 March 2020, as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19 into the country. Between 1 January to 31 March 2020, there were 21,796 new arrivals. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan and the DRC. Download Report:https://bit.ly/33hRYee COVID-19 UPDATE Uganda received its first case of COVID-19 on 21 March 2020. There were 945 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 30 June 2020, with 837 recoveries Of these, 52 are refugees, 47 of whom have recovered and been discharged from hospital. So far, no deaths have been reported.
AFRICA: Tanzania bans Kenya Airways due to Virus Pandemic

AFRICA: Tanzania bans Kenya Airways due to Virus Pandemic

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, KENYA, TANZANIA
Tanzania banned Kenya’s national airline from entering the country effective Saturday, in the latest move in a deepening row triggered by Tanzania’s controversial handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Tanzania said Kenya Airways flights were being banned “on a reciprocal basis” after Kenya decided against including Tanzania in a list of countries whose passengers would be permitted to enter Kenya when commercial flights resumed on 1 August. “Tanzania has noted… its exclusion in the list of countries whose people will be allowed to travel into Kenya,” Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority director general Hamza Johari said in a letter sent to Kenya Airways on Friday. “The Tanzanian government has decided to nullify its approval for Kenya Airways (KQ) flights between Nairobi and Dar/Ki...
CORONAVIRUS: Uganda registers fifth Covid-19 death

CORONAVIRUS: Uganda registers fifth Covid-19 death

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, UGANDA
A 46-year-old female of Indian origin has become the fifth person to die of Coronavirus in Uganda, the Ministry of Health has said. “On August,1, 2020, she presented at Kibuli Muslim hospital with signs and symptoms consistent with Covid-19 which include mild fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Upon suspecting Covid-19, the Kibuli Muslim hospital team referred her to Mulago national referral hospital for further management on the same day, “the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Monday afternoon. “Unfortunately, she passed away on her way to Mulago hospital.” According to the ministry, the deceased was diabetic and off medication but also had a history of asthma for over 10 years. “Both diabetes and asthma are risk factors for Covid-19. Samples were analysed at th...
UGANDA: 5 hotels in Mbarara closed  over Coronavirus

UGANDA: 5 hotels in Mbarara closed over Coronavirus

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, UGANDA
Authorities in Mbarara District have closed five hotels in Mbarara City after reportedly accommodating two Covid-19 positive guests.The hotels were closed during an operation led by the district deputy resident commissioner, Mr Emmy Turyabagyenyi, who also ordered for police deployment to seal off the premises. “Mbarara District Covid-19 taskforce on Friday closed four hotels that include Rwampara Suites, Leisure Park International, African Guest House, Golden Monkey Guest House and Acacia Hotel, all found in Kakoba division for hosting Covid-19 positive guests and their contacts,’’ Mr Turyabagyenyi said.He explained that on July 29, a Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) official from Bunagana border point who was travelling to Kampala slept in Mbarara before the test results of his driver ...
Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

CORONAVIRUS, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda, August 2, 2020/ -- Results from COVID-19 tests done on 01 August 2020- 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,182.- 2 truck drivers arrived via Malaba- 3 returnees: 2 arrived from Somalia and 1 arrived from Saudi Arabia- 1 alert from Nakaseke- 5 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the borders and their entry into the country was not permitted.- Ugandan recoveries: 1,045- Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 1,603- Samples from alerts and contacts: 1,304- Total samples tested today: 2,907
Coronavirus – Cameroon: North-West and South-West Regions, Health Cluster Update

Coronavirus – Cameroon: North-West and South-West Regions, Health Cluster Update

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In South West region, 10 out of the I8 health districts reported confirmed cases of COVID-l9. 79% of the cases have been recorded in Buea and Limbe health districtsGENEVA, Switzerland, August 2, 2020/ -- KEY HIGHLIGHTS:In NW region, 16 out of the I9 health districts reported confirmed cases of COVID-l9. 68 % of the cases have been recorded in Bamenda and 13% of total cases recorded in Fundong health district.In SW region, 10 out of the I8 health districts reported confirmed cases of COVID-l9. 79% of the cases have been recorded in Buea and Limbe health districts.WHO in partnership with SW regional delegation has conducted a five-day workshop on IPC, Case management, and RCCE in Buea to all health district and key health structures health personnel's in the SW Region.Multisector Needs Asse...
Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Daily Status Update (1st August 2020)

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Daily Status Update (1st August 2020)

CORONAVIRUS, Zambia
LUSAKA, Zambia, August 2, 2020/ -- 265 new confirmed cases; 14 deaths; 327 recoveriesNew cases reported from: 161 Lusaka, 31 Ndola, 30 Chingola, 14 Kitwe, 10 Chililabombwe, 8 Kalumbila, 4 Kabwe, 2 Chilanga, 2 Mansa, 2 Mpongwe, 1 ChinsaliDeaths reported from: 14 Lusaka (10 Community deaths; 4 Facility deaths)Recoveries reported from: 315 Lusaka, 6 Muchinga, 6 N/WesternTests in the last 24 hours: 1,908 (85,001 cumulative)Cumulative cases: 6228Total recoveries: 4130COVID-19 deaths: 50COVID-19 associated deaths: 104Total: 165 + 11 UnclassifiedActive cases: 1933