Some Facts And Updates About Coronavirus In Africa

  1. Rwanda has started door-to-door distribution of food to people, while they stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
  2. Patrice Motsepe donated $56.9 million to tackle South Africa’s Coronavirus outbreak.
  3. NNPC donateD $29.927 million to tackle Nigeria’s Coronavirus outbreak.
  4. Angola declared a state of emergency and lockdown, after recording 4 Coronavirus cases.
  5. Uganda, Mauritius, Lesotho, Rwanda, Namibia and South Africa are all in a lockdown over coronavirus, with all borders closed to international passengers.
  6. UBA Group donated $14 million to African countries to combat Coronavirus.
  7. China’s richest man, Jack Ma donated 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 protective suits to 54 African countries to help combat coronavirus.
  8. Kenya’s President Kenyatta & Deputy President Ruto are taking a 80% pay cut. Cabinet Secretaries, 30% pay cut. Principal Secretaries, 20%. VAT reduced from 16% to 14%, Income Tax, (30% to 25%), Tax relief for those who earn Shs24K or less to boost the fight against Coronavirus.
  9. Two South African Coronavirus carriers have been charged with attempted murder for refusing to obey self-isolation rules, and moving around while infected.
  10. Some people overdosed on chloroquine in Nigeria out of fear of contracting coronavirus, after President Trump hinted that it could be used to treat Coronavirus.
  11. Ethiopia released 4,000 prisoners to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
  12. Nigerian Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed and Nigeria’s President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari test positive for coronavirus.

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