Tag Archives: covid-19

23 October 20

Ethiopia: Up to 2 years in jail for refusing to wear a mask

People in Ethiopia face up to two years in prison for refusing to wear a face mask or deliberately violate restrictions in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

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23 October 20

Kenya: Police face legal action of Covid-19 curfew killings

Police in Kenya face legal action from rights groups over the killing of 15 people during the first nine weeks of a curfew implemented due to Coivd-19.

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29 August 20

Rwanda tightens Covid-19 restrictions as cases surge

Rwanda has increased the length of its evening curfew and restricted movement in the western Rusizi area after a surge in coronavirus cases.

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29 July 20

Kenya extends curfew, restricts alcohol sales amid COVID-19 spike

Kenya has extended a nightly curfew and restricted alcohol sales in restaurants following a steep rise in coronavirus cases in the East African nation.

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03 July 20

Burundi: New president shifts government stance on COVID-19

Newly-elected Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye says the coronavirus is the country’s “biggest enemy” in a dramatic turnaround from the stance taken by his late predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.

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02 June 20

Kenya records more than 2,000 Covid-19 cases

Kenya has reported more than 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus after 59 more people tested positive on Monday.

27 May 20

Tanzania: Magufuli accused of covering up Covid-19 outbreak

Opposition groups in Tanzania have accused President John Magufuli of covering a major outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.

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22 April 20

Tanzania president calls for debt relief to aid coronavirus battle

Tanzania President John Magufuli has called upon international creditors to write off debts owed by African nations to help them fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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