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Daily COVID-19 Live Updates from Africa: March 13, 2020


Welcome to iWanSabi’s dedicated live updates page for breaking news and developments about the coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak from Africa.

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COVID-19: All Contacts of Index Case Certified Free to Rejoin Society —Nigeria’s Health Minister

Nigeria’s Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire on Friday March 13, 2020 announced that all contacts of index case (Italian male) have completed their quarantine and follow up period and have been released to rejoin the society.

Nigerian Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus now Negative – Health Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire on Friday, March 13, 2020 gave an update on the case of coronavirus in Nigeria. According to Ehanire, the primary contact with the index case is now negative and the patient will be discharged soon.

Kenya Records First Case of Coronavirus

Kenya becomes the first East African country to record a confirmed case of the coronavirus. Kenyan’s Minister of Health made the announcement on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Ghana Records First Two Cases of Coronavirus

Ghanaian Ministry of Health in a statement on Friday, March 13, 2020 announced that it has recorded its first two cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. According to the statement, the two cases were persons who came back to the country recently from Norway and Turkey.

Ethiopia Announces First Case of Coronavirus

Ethiopia on Friday March 13, 2020 confirmed its first case of the deadly COVID-19 virus. According to capital’s Deputy Mayor Takele Uma Banti, the case was a Japanese national who tested positive in Addis Ababa.

Summary: Update of #COVID19 cases in Africa- 13th March, 2020

Egypt: 67
Algeria: 25
South Africa: 17
Senegal: 10
Tunisia: 7
Morocco: 6
Ghana: 2
Cameroon: 2
Nigeria: 2 (First is index case, second primary contact but tested negative today)
FasoBurkina Faso: 2
DRC: 2
Cote d’Ivoire: 1
Gabon: 1
Kenya: 1
Togo: 1
Ethiopia: 1

Total of 159 Cases in 17 countries so far

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