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Virus-Free Zone NO MORE As SA Toll hits 150, Cameroon 'begs' 198 to Self Quarantine


March. 19, 2020

South Africa now has 150 confirmed cases, 24 more from the last tally of 126 according to the disease control outfit. The country is now the second most impacted only behind Egypt.
With about 34 African countries currently with recorded cases, governments continue to roll out increasingly robust measures to halt the spread and to contain the pandemic which has claimed a number of lives. It is highly likely that the vulnerable African economy may have suffered.
Over in Nigeria, four more cases have been recorded in the commercial capital Lagos, according to local media outlets. The overall toll will come to 11 with the new cases. Ghana has also reached 11 confirmed cases as of today.
Cameroon meanwhile has asked 198 passengers who arrived in the capital Yaoundé on an Air France plane flight on 17 March to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The appeal comes after three people on Air France flight number AF 900 tested positive for Covid-19. Cameroon now has 10 cases of Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus.
Zambia has announced its first two cases, meanwhile sad news came that sub-saharan region witness its first coronavirus death, making it no longer a virus-free region.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the African continent, the need for information has never been more important but in the midst of all that too the battle against misinformation rages, follow Global News Channel to see more Coronavirus updates.
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