Coronavirus in 52 African countries with over 10,000 cases, 487 deaths, 993 recoveries
Despite the lockdown order by a number of African countries and other range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic. Africa is still experiencing an increased in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
There are now over 10,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent. All except two African countries have recorded cases despite measures imposed by governments to combat the spread.
According to statistics sourced from Africa CDC updates, from the John Hopkins University and from official government data. The whole of Africa has rising cases with only two countries holding out as of April 7.
Below is the summary of the coronavirus Cases in Africa:
- Confirmed cases = 10,068
- Number of deaths = 487
- Recoveries = 993
- Infected countries = 52
- Virus-free countries = 2
Also below are affected Countries and number of confirmed cases in alphabetical order
- Algeria – 1,423
- Angola – 16
- Benin – 26
- Botswana – 6
- Burkina Faso – 364
- Burundi – 3
- Cameroon – 658
- Cape Verde – 7
- Central African Republic – 8
- Chad – 9
- Comoros – 0
- Congo-Brazzaville – 45
- DR Congo – 161
- Djibouti – 90
- Egypt – 1,322
- Equatorial Guinea – 16
- Eritrea – 31
- Eswatini – 10
- Ethiopia – 44
- Gabon – 24
- (The) Gambia – 4
- Ghana – 287
- Guinea – 128
- Guinea-Bissau – 18
- Ivory Coast – 323
- Kenya – 158
- Liberia – 14
- Libya – 19
- Madagascar – 82
- Malawi – 5
- Mali – 47
- Mauritania – 6
- Mauritius – 244
- Morocco – 1,120
- Mozambique – 10
- Namibia – 16
- Niger – 253
- Nigeria- 232
- Rwanda – 105
- Sao Tome and Principe – 0
- Senegal – 226
- Seychelles – 11
- Sierra Leone – 6
- Somalia – 7
- South Africa – 1,686
- South Sudan – 1
- Sudan – 12
- Tanzania – 24
- Togo – 58
- Tunisia – 596
- Uganda – 52
- Zambia – 39
- Zimbabwe – 10
Virus-free = Comoros, Lesotho
In other news, Chinese e-commerce mogul Jack Ma has announced a new round of donation to Africa. Ma and his foundation is partnering with Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed on this round too.
Our second donation to 54 countries in Africa is on the way. That includes 500 ventilators, 200K suits & face shields, 2K thermometers, 1M swabs & extraction kits and 500K gloves. Thank you @AbiyAhmedAli @flyethiopian @AfricaCDC @WFP for your partnership. Stay safe Africa!
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) April 6, 2020
Other partners include include Ethiopian Airlines which has been doing the continent-wide deliveries and the African Union’s Africa Center for Disease Control (Africa CDC) which is also headquartered in Addis Ababa.
Nigerian singers Zinoleesky and Mohbad Arrested Over Drug Charges
Naira Marley signees, Zinoleesky And Mohbad Arrested BY NDLEA Over Drug Charges.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested singers Zinoleesky and Mohbad after a midnight raid on their residence in Lagos.
NDLEA Spokesman, Femi Babafemi, confirms the arrest saying Cannabis and Molly were recovered by the operatives.
“Our men raided an area in Idado estate where Bịara Market boys stay. Some quantities of Cannabis sativa and Molly were recovered from their apartment and car,” he told TheCable Lifestyle.
“Six persons were arrested in all. Two females and four males.”
According to eyewitness, the NDLEA officials came without a search warrant and manhandled everyone, especially the ladies who were with them.
This is coming weeks after the Agency arrested fast-rising skit maker, De General, after a raid on his residence in Lagos. De General was immediately charged to court where he was convicted of trafficking tramadol and Cannabis sativa.
The skit maker was, however, pardoned by the court on the grounds that the quantity of the drugs found on him was too small to earn him a sentence.
South African Rapper, Riky Rick Takes His Own Life After Battling Depression
South African rapper, Rikhado Muziwendlovu popularly known as Riky Rick was found dead a few hours after a suicidal tweet. “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home”, his post on Twitter read.
According to Police report, the rapper allegedly hung himself with a rope at his estate home in North Johannesburg, South Africa.
Riky Rick was found by his management team at about 8.30 am on Wednesday morning. They rushed him to a nearby hospital as he was still alive, unfortunately, he died when they were en route to the hospital.
Fans and friends of the late Riky Rick took to Twitter to reveal he has been battling depression for some time and his last Twitter post is an indication that his depression was severe.
I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.
— MR MAKHADO (@rikyrickworld) February 23, 2022
Davido Reveals childhood Emotional letter he wrote to Late Mother
Davido Reveals childhood emotional letter he wrote to his late mum.
Nigeria superstar Davido birth name David Adeleke who lost his mother when he was still boy, has revealed that he still thinks of her and misses her so much.
The superstar took to his twitter page to reveal an emotional letter he had written to his late mother which he stumbled upon alongside a throwback picture of him and his late mum, the post have caused alot of emotional reactions from fans on social media.
Davido expresses his love for his late mother in the note and how much he misses her hugs, kisses and smile.
The letter reads: “How much I love you and how much love you gave to me. Despite my stubbornness, you are there to correct me. I miss your warm hugs, lovely kisses and lovely smile. You are a rare mother. You are one in a million. You will always be on my mind. Rest in peace mom.”
Look what I found ❤️ Sweet mother pic.twitter.com/xaMiuYy63j
— Davido (@davido) January 13, 2021