The latest developments in the spread of Corona virus in Africa

The latest developments in the spread of Corona virus in Africa, There are now more than 400 known cases of coronavirus across the continent, with nations imposing a range of measures to try to prevent the spread.

According to the latest data, the breakdown is as follows:

Coronavirus cases climb to 400 across Africa.

Algeria – 60
Benin – 1
Burkina Faso – 15
Cameroon – 5
Central African Republic – 1
Congo-Brazzaville – 1
DR Congo – 2
Egypt – 126
Eswatini – 1
Ethiopia – 5
Equatorial Guinea – 1
Gabon – 1
Ghana – 6
Guinea – 1
Ivory Coast – 3
Kenya – 3
Liberia – 2
Mauritania – 1
Morocco – 37
Namibia – 2
Nigeria- 3
Rwanda – 7
Senegal – 26
Seychelles – 4
Somalia – 1
South Africa – 62
Sudan – 1
Tanzania – 1
Togo – 1
Tunisia – 24

Whilst many countries are closing schools, banning large gatherings and shutting borders, in Kenya telecom companies have slashed the cost of mobile money transfers in a bid to encourage people to go cashless.

An anti-corruption court in the capital, Nairobi, has relocated and set up outside.

There is increasing concern about the potential economic impact in Africa.

People working in other parts of the world are likely to have less money available to send to their families back home so there is likely to be a drop in these remittances.


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