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Nigeria

Working with the media in Nigeria’s COVID-19 fight

Abuja – When Regina Otokpa, an Abuja-based journalist, co-authored a newspaper article on poor observance of mask-wearing and physical distancing directives in Nigeria, it caused some buzz. Reaction...

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Rwanda

Update COVID-19 03 December 2020

03 December 2020 — Seventeen (17) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 3712 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to six thousand, and eleven (6011). To...

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Angola

Battling COVID-19 rumours and hoaxes in Angola

Luanda – “COVID-19 doesn’t kill anybody in Angola as we are immune due to malaria,” so goes one of the myriad falsehoods about the pandemic in the southern African country. Misinformation and rumours...

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Haiti + 4 more

Epidemiological Update - Diphtheria - 17 November 2020

Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation In 2020, as of 11 November, 5 countries reported a total of 56 confirmed cases of diphtheria, including 16 deaths in the Region of the Americas:...

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Somalia

Somalia Polio Flash Update: Week 47 2020

SITUATION UPDATE In week 47, one (1) cVDPV2 positive AFP case was reported by the laboratory. The female child, aged 59 months, had onset of paralysis on 18 October 2020. She resides in an accessible...

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