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17 Giugno 2020

Seychelles

NEARLY 10,000 NEW COVID-19 CASES IN AFRICA

At least 9,761 people in Africa were diagnosed positive for coronavirus in one day, saidthe Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.According to the latest update, the total number of cases in the continent has nowreached 251,866. Recoveries also grew by 4,331 in the last 24 hours to 114,308.The tally for fatalities went up to 6,769 after 305 virus-linked deaths registered acrossAfrica.South Africa has the highest number of cases that now stand at 73,600, while Egyptfollows with 46,300.In terms of death toll, however, Egypt suffered 1,700 and South Africa 1,600.Nigeria in West Africa recorded 424 fatalities, Sudan in East Africa 468, and Cameroonin Central Africa 277.Of the five geographical regions of the continent, Southern Africa registered 77,200cases, North Africa 69,700, West Africa 52,500, East Africa 27,400 and Central Africa25,100.EU supports Ethiopia, IGADMeanwhile, the European Union and its member states (Team Europe) said theymobilized €487 million in support of Ethiopia’s COVID-19 response effort.The EU Addis Ababa office said in a statement that the money would go into Ethiopianhealth system and quarantine sites, social protection enhancement, livelihood recoveryand significant support in its overall economic response to the crisis.Ethiopia, which grapples with a fast rate of infections due to community spread, hasregistered 3,521 cases and 60 deaths thus far.Meanwhile, the EU said it also provided €60 million to Intergovernmental Authority onDevelopment, an 8-nation security and trading bloc of East Africa, for virus responseprograms. (ICE ADDIS ABEBA)


Fonte notizia: Anadolu Agency