Rwanda: Rwanda Changes Tack on HIV Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak
[New Times] The coronavirus pandemic has struck one of its most pernicious blows to the global health sector with unimaginable consequences.
Employers across the nation and in our region continue to navigate the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the evolving complex bundle of ‘back to work’ regulations and guidelines. The purpose of these regulations is to protect employee health and wellness, but these uncharted government mandates include a fluid and rapidly shifting landscape of direction and redirection. As a result, employees must endure the confusion of mixed p lanning messages from both public officials and the…
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- 74 percent of Kenyans have experienced a major decline in earnings over curfew and travel restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus in Kenya.
[Nyasa Times] An administrative secretary of UTM Party as well as personal secretary to vice-president Saulos Chilima has died after contracting coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic while several known political figures are confirmed to have been diagnosed with the virus.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The country's coronavirus case fatality rate has fallen to 2.03 per cent marking the lowest rate recorded since the outbreak of the contagion which the World Health Organization has labeled as potentially endemic.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health on Sunday reported 309 new coronavirus cases raising the cumulative number of infections registered in the country since March to 7,886.
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- MeCure Smart, a smartphone app that allows remote online consultations, has tied up with HelloDocApp, the largest online community of doctors in Nigeria, to bring 10,000+ doctors on its platform.
[Daily Trust] Persons living with disabilities in Kwali Area Council, FCT, at the weekend received palliatives from the federal government to help cushion the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown.
[Daily Trust] The Yoruba culture, in which I was raised, is famous for instilling in children, the need to respect elders.
A novel social ritual is emerging along with the novel coronavirus: sharing the news that one has COVID-19. Actor Tom Hanks did it on Twitter with folksy fatalism and a promise that he and his wife, actor Rita Wilson, who also tested positive, would follow the advice of medical professionals. Actor Daniel Dae Kim did it in a lengthy straight-to-camera video, which included admonishments against Asian-American racism that has spread along with the virus. Non-celebrities have shared stories through interviews and social media, including oxygen-tank selfies. As the number of confirmed cases mounts, along with the likelihood ...
[African Arguments] As we are re-learning with the coronavirus pandemic, the outbreak and global spread of a novel disease, which has neither vaccine nor proven cure, causes panic. More precisely, it causes political leaders and communities to resort to behaviours that intensify confusion and anxiety. Meanwhile, despite expert assurances to the contrary, public health 'best practices' are at best well-informed projections with the uncertainty factors on mute. At worst they can be superstitions.