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Coronavirus Pademic: Africa, Algeria records highest death toll

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Coronavirus Pademic: Africa, Algeria records highest death toll

ALGIERS: The death toll in Algeria from the coronavirus reached eleven as at today, Friday.

In a statement, the ministry also confirmed 10 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number to 90.

The ministry said that 32 of the cases have recovered so far.

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt said on Thursday it would shut all cafes, shopping malls, sports clubs and nightclubs from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. local time every night until March 31, strengthening measures introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The government said supermarkets, pharmacies, bakeries and neighbourhood corner stores were exempt from the closure, which comes at a time when schools and universities are already shut.

 It has also moved to cut the number of public sector employees reporting to work in an effort to discourage crowding and slow the spread of the disease.

Flights were grounded by noon local time on Thursday until the end of March, with the exception of outward-bound flights needed by foreign tourists.

The government said that during the flight ban and school shutdown, hotels and all educational facilities would be sanitised.

Egypt has so far registered 256 cases of the respiratory disease, including seven deaths. It said that 42 people had recovered after receiving treatment.

RABAT (Reuters) – Morocco confirmed 9 new coronavirus cases on Saturday bringing the total number of infected people to 17, the health ministry said on Saturday.

The new cases include the country’s first locally transmitted case while the remaining cases contracted the virus in Spain, Italy and France, the ministry said in a statement.

Morocco has suspended all football matches, closed all schools, halted flights with 9 countries and canceled gatherings of more than 50 people.

Nigeria coronavirus cases rise to 12

Nigeria has confirmed four additional cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 12.

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said on Thursday that the four new patients, from Lagos state, were stable and being treated.

Two of the new cases are people who travelled from the UK and France, while the third is a contact of a positive case. The last patient has no history of travel to high-risk countries.

Other african countries with Covid-19 cases include;

Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal, Mauritius, South Africa, Zambia, Togo, Kenya, Seychelles, Ethiopia,  Ivory Coast, Equatoria Guinea, Gabon, Namibia, CAT, Congo, Liberia, Sudan, Guinea, Benin, Mauritania, Angola, Chad, Niger, Eswatini, Somalia, Gambia, Cape Verde, Tanzania, Tunisia, Djibouti, Somalia

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