Coronavirus-NEWS BRIEFS

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 30, 2020/ --African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (891,199) deaths (18,884), and recoveries (540,872)

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, July 30, 2020/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified Eswatini’s existing economic and social challenges, leading to a sharp decline in growth and large financing needs; The IMF approved US$110.4 million in emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Financing Instrument to support the authorities’ efforts in addressing the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

LUSAKA, Zambia, July 30, 2020/ -- In the last 24hrs, Zambia recorded 306 new confirmed cases and 4 recoveries. Regrettably we also had 3 deaths (2 BIDs & 1 facility death), MTSRIP.

VICTORIA, Seychelles, July 30, 2020/ -- During this period, anybody developing an illness must immediately telephone the nearest health centre or 141 to seek advice.

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 30, 2020/ -- 7 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,147

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 30, 2020/ -- New foreign assistance funding commitments continue to bolster the unparalleled global leadership of the United States in response to COVID-19. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion to benefit the international response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance.

KIGALI, Rwanda, July 30, 2020/ -- Today Government of Rwanda has received 100 new state-of-the-art ventilators donated by The United States Government through USAID Rwanda to support Rwanda in the fight against COVID19.

ROME, Italy, July 30, 2020/ -- With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for an additional US$250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at-risk.

MBABANE, eSwatini, July 30, 2020/ -- Minister of Health Lizzie Nkosi announces one new COVID19 death in Eswatini, taking the total number of COVID19 deaths in the country to 40.