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Italy Coronavirus: 59,138 Cases And 5,476 Deaths

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Italy Coronavirus: 59,138 Cases And 5,476 Deaths

Italy is still recording very high daily death toll from coronavirus pandemic.  On Sunday alone, 793 deaths were reported.  That was the biggest toll in one day in the country since it was hit by the pandemic.  Total deaths have now surpassed 5400. The total number of cases in Italy rose to 59,138 from a previous 53,578.

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On Sunday, 7,024 had fully recovered of those originally infected nationwide.

Spain has extended the state of emergency for another 15 days as covid-19 cases rise to nearly 29,000 on Sunday. Former president of Real Madrid, Spain’s powerhouse football club, died on Saturday after contracting the coronavirus.

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The Palestinian authorities have reported the first two coronavirus cases in the densely populated Gaza strip.  Aid workers say the spread of this virus there could lead to a public health disaster.

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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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