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COVID-19: FG Extends Work-From-Home Directive For Workers Till June 11

As part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government has extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below. According to the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 domiciled in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, […]

South African Police Fire Teargas At Anti-Racism Protesters

South Africa Police fired teargas at opposition activists protesting against alleged racism at a Cape Town School where a whites-only year-end dance Party was allegedly organised last month. Channels TV reports on Friday, November 20, 2020, that anti-riot Police aimed teargas and water cannon towards hundreds of members of the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters […]

COVID-19: South Africa Re-Imposes Curfew As Infections Spike

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, July 12, 2020, re-imposed a night curfew and suspended alcohol sales as coronavirus infections spiked and the health system risked being overwhelmed. Coronavirus infection numbers had in recent days skyrocketed with at least 12,000 infections recorded daily, translating to around 500 infections every hour, severely straining health care […]

Coronavirus: South Africa Re-Imposes Curfew As Infections Spike

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has re-imposed a night curfew and suspended alcohol sales as Coronavirus infections spiked and the health system risked being overwhelmed. Coronavirus infection numbers had, in recent days, skyrocketed with at least 12,000 infections recorded daily, translating to around 500 infections every hour, severely straining health care resources. Channels TV reports […]

167 Stranded Nigerians Return From South Africa

One hundred and sixty-seven Nigerians stranded in South Africa have returned to the country on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The stranded citizens arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja from Johannesburg at about 9:10 pm local time via an Air Peace flight 5N-BVE. According to a tweet from the official handle of the Nigerians […]

South Africa Restrictions Ease As Covid-19 Cases Rise Rapidly

In the face of a deteriorating economic situation, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has opted to ease lockdown restrictions further even though coronavirus cases are beginning to rise rapidly. In the past week alone, the number has increased by 37%. But in a frank address to the nation, the president highlighted the need to preserve […]

COVID-19: WHO Revealed African Countries With Fewer Cases

The World Health Organisation reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa have increased to 86,000 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This was disclosed by the WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, via its offcial twitter handle. The World Health Organization also said Lesotho, Comoros, and Seychelles are countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases […]

South Africa Ramps Up Coronavirus Screening As Cases Rise

South Africa is ramping up its Coronavirus screening and testing programmes, as the number of cases in the country rise to 2,272. Officials who disclosed this on Monday, April 13, 2020, noted that the Country with the most recorded cases on the continent launched a public mobile mass screening and quarantine campaign just under two […]

South Africa’s Coronavirus Cases Surge Past 500

South Africa reported more than 150 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the new tally to 554, the highest in Africa, a day after it ordered a three-week lockdown. AFP reports that South Africa’s  Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, disclosed that current figures during a news conference on Wednesday. He said: “As of today, there are […]

Coronavirus: Ghana Closes Schools, Bans Gatherings

Ghana has closed all schools and universities and suspended public events on Monday, March 16, 2020, in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus as a string of African nations imposed tighter restrictions to stem the spread of the global pandemic. President Nana Akufo-Addo announced in an address to the West African Nation that […]