What’s the latest from Africa?

What’s the latest from Africa?


The latest tally by the African Union’s Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention shows that 104,279 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the AU’s 55 member states, with 3,185 deaths and 41,717 recoveries.

Other developments from the continent include:

South Africa is set to further ease restrictions with an expected move to level three of its lockdown on 1 June. If the move goes ahead, schools will reopen for grades 7 and 12 and some sectors of the economy will be allowed to trade. There could also be limited national air travel. Curbs were eased to level 4 on 1 May, allowing some exercise
In Nigeria, the Muslim Public Affairs Centre has called on all Muslims celebrating Eid to do so at home or with family members only, in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19. Other African countries have issued similar advice
Sudan’s government spokesman Faysal Mohamed Saleh has blamed people ignoring lockdown rules for a surge of coronavirus cases in the country. He said the government would take action against those who broke the rules. No movement is allowed between states except with a certified permit.
Zambia’s information minister says she has gone into self-isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. “Even after taking all precautions… yesterday I did test positive for Covid-19,” Dora Siliya said on social media, adding that she was not showing any symptoms of the disease.