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Countries Must Not Squander Chance To Control Coronavirus – W.H.O.

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WHO: Covid-19 Spreads To 47 African Countries, 2,650 Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said on Wednesday countries that have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus need to put a premium on finding new cases and doing everything they can to suppress and control covid-19.

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WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the world squandered the first window of opportunity two months ago, but said this is a second opportunity which should not be squandered.  The

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WHO officials are warning again the world is facing a “significant shortage” of personal protection equipment for health workers, particularly masks, gloves, gowns and face shields.

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UNICEF: DR Congo Battles Five Diseases – Malaria, Measles, Cholera, Coronavirus And Ebola

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UNICEF: DR Congo Battles Five Diseases – Malaria, Measles, Cholera, Coronavirus And Ebola

The United Nations Children’s Agency (UNICEF) says the Democratic Republic of the Congo is bewildered with five deadly diseases. UNICEF says the country`s healthcare system needs urgent support or children’s futures will be destroyed as the nation is struggling to cope with malaria, measles, cholera, coronavirus and Ebola.

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Although the number of covid-19 cases is relatively low, there are fears of a catastrophe if it becomes wide spread.

A vast part of DRC is also reported conflict-ridden. D.R. Congo is also trying to contain an outbreak of Ebola disease in the country’s east, where dozens of militias operate and one million persons have been displaced.

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Last year, 16 and a half million malaria cases were reported in the country. It suffered the world’s worst measles epidemic that killed thousands of children under five.  Cholera is endemic – there were more than 30,000 cases last year.

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UNICEF has called on the government of this mineral-rich country to allocate more resources to the failing health system.

If not, it says, the lives of many Congolese children will be destroyed by preventable diseases.

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Sierra Leone Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus

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Sierra Leone Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus

Sierra Leone has on Tuesday confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

President Julius Maada Bio said the patient, a 37-year-old man who travelled from France on March 16 and had been in isolation since.

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Maada Bio said in a speech on national television “when I did my first coronavirus news conference, I said that it was not a matter of if, but when. Well, ‘when’ has come.”

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The president did not mention if any new measures will be taken to tackle the virus.

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Tanzania Confirms Its First Coronavirus Death

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Tanzania Confirms Its First Coronavirus Death

Tanzania has on Tuesday confirmed its first coronavirus death.

The country’s health minister, Ummy Mwalimu said in a statement the victim was a 49-year-old Tanzanian male who had pre-existing conditions and had been admitted to Mloganzila Hospital in Dar Es Salaam for treatment.

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As of Monday, Tanzania had 19 confirmed cases of coronavirus and the government has ramped up its call for preventive measures such as general hygienic practices including the use of face masks, handwashing and use of sanitisers in public places and increased enforcement of social distancing.

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