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While South Africans have an idea of when their Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown was likely to end, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced what he described as an “extreme lockdown” that will begin in two days and continue “until further notice”.
The water-short southern African country is starting to enforce a 21-day lockdown to try contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Kenyan police ordered a probe into the shooting of a 13-year-old boy on his balcony in Nairobi as officers allegedly opened fire to enforce a nighttime curfew.
Former Republic of Congo president Jacques Joaquim Yhombi Opango has died in France of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), according to his family. He was 81.
Sierra Leone has overturned a ban on pregnant girls attending school, the government has said, adding that it seeks to build a state that embraces every citizen.
Over 20 million Nigerians are scrambling to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Zimbabweans braced on Sunday for a three-week lock-down to curb the spread of the coronavirus which has killed one person so far and infected six others, and for many the lockdown means tough times ahead.
Ghana has announced a two-week lockdown in the country's two main regions starting Monday to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The normally bustling markets have thinned out and the notoriously clogged roads are eerily free: Lagos is lurching towards shutdown as Nigeria tries to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The World Health Organisation's regional director for Africa has warned the continent faces a "dramatic evolution" of the coronavirus pandemic.
Until a vaccine is ready, widespread testing is one of the key strategies employed to 'flatten the curve' of pandemic.
The world's pangolin species are listed as either vulnerable or critically endangered.
More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The main opposition figure in Niger, Hama Amadou, who has been in prison since last November for alleged baby smuggling, is among more than 1 500 inmates who are being released early because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Libya's justice ministry has announced that over 450 prisoners were being freed in a bid to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the wake of the war-torn country's first declared infections.
Zimbabwean authorities have begun enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after the disease left one person dead and infected six others.
Police fire tear gas and beat commuters with batons as country imposes dusk-to-dawn measure amid coronavirus fight, according to Amnesty International.
Morocco's economy ministry says it has allocated $201 million to bolster medical equipment needed to fight the novel coronavirus, including the purchase of 100 000 testing kits.
The Central African Republic, a poverty-stricken state that the UN has singled out as highly vulnerable to coronavirus, has stepped up measures over fears that the disease is spreading locally.
Ugandan police have said that two men were in hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Zimbabwe is poorly equipped to deal with a major Covid-19 outbreak because it is in the throes of an economic crisis.
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