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German Minister commits suicide over fears of Corona Virus

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus,. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide. Schaefer had long been touted …

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Catholic Church in Rwanda publishes schedule for Easter Celebrations

The Catholic Church in Rwanda has announced that in line with the government’s agenda to prevent coronavirus, Easter celebrations for 2020 will be conducted differently. Most rituals in the Holy Week including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus will be broadcasted on radio and television while baptism ceremonies were …

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Rwanda coronavirus cases rise to 54

Rwanda identified four more coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number to 54 that have already been recorded since two weeks ago, according to the Ministry of Health. The new cases include two travelers who arrived from Dubai and the USA, respectively and two contacts of previously confirmed positive travelers who were detected through tracing, the …

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UBA Bank donates N5 billion ($14million) for COVID-19 relief support across Africa

UBA Provides N5 billion ($14 million) for COVID-19 relief support across Africa March 26, 2020 United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) today announced a donation of over 5 billion Naira (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The donation will provide …

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COVID-19: Burkina Faso Politician Dies. ‘Prepare For Worst’, WHO Warns Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to “prepare for the worst”. “Africa should wake up,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday, pointing out that “in other countries, we have seen how …

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Burkina Faso records first death in sub-Saharan Africa

Burkina Faso Wednesday, March 18, became the first Sub-Saharan African country to report a fatality from COVID-19 since its outbreak. Addressing the press, Burkina Faso’s national coordinator for response to the virus, Professor Martial Ouedraogo, said that: “We recorded the death overnight of a female patient aged 62, who suffered from diabetes and was in intensive …

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Favipiravir shows good clinical efficacy in treating COVID-19: Chinese official

BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) — China has completed the clinical research of Favipiravir, an antiviral drug that has shown good clinical efficacy against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to an official Tuesday. Favipiravir, the influenza drug which was approved for clinical use in Japan in 2014, has shown no obvious adverse reactions in the clinical …

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