South African virus cases pass half million mark

More than half million coronavirus have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country’s health minister. Zwelini Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases on Saturday, bringing the tally to 503,290, along with 8,153 deaths. South Africa is the hardest-hit country on the continent and accounts for half of all reported infections in Africa. It also has the fifth-highest number of

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African Union envoy says virus outbreak would be a disaster for Africa

DUBAI (Reuters) – African Union (AU) special envoy Tidjane Thiam on Thursday said a widespread outbreak of the new coronavirus in Africa would be a disaster for the continent. Africa, with 1.8 hospital beds per 1,000 people, has “no capacity” to treat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, he said in an online conference. Source: Read Full

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Halifax police chief says apology for street checks to be made next week

The Halifax Regional Police say their apology to the African Nova Scotian community for the practice of street checks will be delivered next week. Halifax Regional Police (HRP) chief Dan Kinsella confirmed to media his department will issue an apology for street checks, which a study found to be discriminatory and an independent legal opinion found to be illegal. The

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