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Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed by one year for first time in Olympic history, a lot of work remains between now and the rescheduled summer of 2021
AU Commission’s healthcare agency said that 5 countries account for 70% of coronavirus cases in Africa, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Ethiopia
Since authorities decided that wearing of masks is mandatory in public places, some residents of Guinea-Bissau capital Bissau refuse or neglect to abide
Government put Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in western Uganda under a lockdown, restricting movements and activities in the settlement
However, Australia’s coronavirus death toll has reached 600 as authorities in Victoria confirmed 18 new deaths on Saturday.
Africa CDC said southern Africa region is most affected area in terms of confirmed COVID-19 cases, followed by northern Africa and western Africa regions
Africa CDC, AU’s specialized healthcare agency, announced that Africa is working towards “trusted testing” for coronavirus to protect travel and borders
Africa CDC said that 10,256,000 tests have been conducted, most of them in 10 countries, South Africa, Morocco, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, Uganda and Mauritius
The two ministers inspected several medical centres South Sudan, including the Egyptian Kidney and Dialysis Center, and Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH).
For several days, daily confirmed cases in South Africa have hovered around 3,000, compared with about 10,000 a week ago.
Hardest-hit US state of California recorded 574,673 COVID-19 cases, followed by Florida 536,961 cases, Texas 510,144 cases and New York 422,003 cases.
As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Africa has surpassed 1.05 million as the death toll of COVID-19 pandemic rose to 23,582
From first week of July, the daily coronavirus infections and fatalities in Egypt started to gradually decline along with an increase in daily recoveries.
The Southern Africa region is the most affected area in terms of confirmed coronavirus cases, followed by Northern Africa and Western Africa regions
The Africa CDC report showed that the number of deaths related to COVID-19 rose from 21,617 on Thursday to 22,066 on Friday
South Africa is the highest affected African country in terms of positive cases, followed by Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria and Morocco
South African academic experts have established a pregnancy register to evaluate potential harm to pregnant women and their babies caused by COVID-19
White House has already been testing Trump and Vice President Pence regularly for coronavirus, as well as individuals who come in close contact with them
Egyptian researchers have started developing a COVID-19 vaccine, with experiments on four potential vaccines already underway
Pilgrims on Monday bade farewell to Mecca after Hajj rituals were concluded. Exceptional Hajj season included a limited number of pilgrims due to COVID-19
Up to 5.8 million tests using DNA and 450,000 swab COVID-19 tests will be distributed to British hospitals, care homes, and laboratories
31 COVID-19 patients died on the same day, bringing death toll to 4,865, while 1,318 others were cured, increasing total recoveries to 42,455
5 patients had succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, while 58 patients had recovered from COVID-19, raising total recoveries to 8,477 in Kenya
The death toll from COVID-19 infections in Ghana remained at 182, according to the GHS, with 3,467 active cases, 33,365 recovered and discharged cases
Megahed said that 31 patients died from the respiratory disease in the past 24 hours, raising coronavirus death toll to 4,805.
An experimental COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Fauci’s agency and biotechnology company Moderna, known as mRNA-1273, started phase 3 clinical trial
Egypt saw record daily recoveries, as 1,211 coronavirus patients were cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 38,236
The health condition of pilgrims, who will perform the peak of Hajj on Arafat mount this year, is reassuring, the Saudi health ministry said in a statement.
1,066 coronavirus patients left hospitals in the past 24 hours after fully cured, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 37,025.
Countries should implement strict measures to suppress coronavirus transmission, including mass testing, quarantine, social distancing and wearing a mask