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Partnership to provide 120m affordable COVID-19 rapid tests for poor countries

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

A set of agreements to make available, for low and middle-income countries, affordable, high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests were announced on Monday, September 28, 2020 by the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Organisations involved in the agreement include the ...

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Nigeria confirms 125 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,588

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 125 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 54,588. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday, September 3, 2020. It said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.24m as death toll nears 30,000

Dr. John Nkengasong

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Monday, August 31, 2020 said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African continent has risen to 1,245,230. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong The centre noted that only five African countries account for about 70 per cent of all COVID-19 infections in the continent, stressing that ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.08m as death toll surges to 24,660

Dr. John Nkengasong

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday, August 14, 2020 said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,084,687 as the death toll rose to 24,660. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong The centre, in its latest situation update issued on Friday, said the number of COVID-19 cases across the African ...

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.06m, death toll nears 24,000

Dr. John Nkengasong

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has that revealed the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent surged to 1,064,546 as the death toll rose to 23,839. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong The Africa CDC Director, John Nkengasong, made the announcement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The Africa CDC, in ...

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