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    Coronavirus: Guinea-Bissau registers its first two cases.

    Guinea-Bissau has just entered the circle of African countries affected by the coronavirus. According to President Umaro Sissoco Embalo who made the announcement on twitter, two cases have been diagnosed in the country. The chief executive will say no more.

    However, from the first hours of the appearance of the coronavirus in West Africa, Guinea-Bissau had closed its land, sea and air borders to shelter.

    Measures that do not seem to have had the desired effect. The new authorities in Guinea-Bissau must now take care to contain the spread of a virus which, to date has affected more than 40 African countries. In neighboring Senegal, 78 people are on treatment for 86 people declared positive.
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    Wednesday March 25, 2020
    Dakaractu

    https://www.dakaractu.com/Coronaviru...s_a185940.html


    Last edited by kiwibird; May 9, 2020, 04:47 PM.
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  • #2
    Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/202..._138952089.htm

    Guinea-Bissau reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, 33 in total
    Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-07 00:27:57|Editor: huaxia

    BISSAU, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Guinea-Bissau reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 33, Tumane Balde, spokesman for the Interministerial Commission of COVID-19 prevention and control, announced on Monday.

    "The 15 cases are Bissau-Guineans and were in contact with a foreigner who has tested positive," he said...

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    • #3
      Source: https://apanews.net/news/guinee-biss...gence-prolonge

      Guinea-Bissau / COVID-19: The prolonged state of emergency

      April 11, 2020 at 17:51 42

      APA - Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) From our correspondent: Nouha Mancaly

      The Bissau-Guinean government is proposing to extend the state of emergency that expires this Saturday at midnight for a fortnight to avoid the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
      [Img: Guinea-Bissau / COVID-19: The extended state of emergency]

      In a press release, the government informs that, following this proposal made to the Head of State, Úmaro Sissoco Embaló, several concrete measures to support the economy and businesses are under discussion to save jobs and incomes.

      "After having listened to the recommendations of the Interministerial Commission on the fight against Covid-19, and taking into account a probable increase in the number of infected people, we decided to propose to the President of the Republic to extend the state of additional 15-day emergency, ”reads the government's note.

      In addition, the head of government, Nuno Gomes Nabiam, praised the gesture of solidarity and protection of 12 companies and associations which mobilized “significant support” made up of protective equipment, hygiene products and disinfection.

      Goodwill and other private entities have also made their contributions.

      On the same note, the executive said it had noted a "positive development" in taking charge of the pandemic in the country.

      He decided to take several measures to support hospitals, health centers, medical teams, nurses, and paramedics.

      The most vulnerable households will benefit from basic food baskets (rice, sugar, oil).

      According to the press release of the Prime Minister's Office, in addition to these measures, free transport was applied on public transport to facilitate the movement of people involved in the fight against the virus, in addition to a toll-free number to facilitate communication between them.

      To date, Guinea-Bissau has 38 confirmed cases, three of which have been cured.

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      • #4
        Source: https://businessactuality.com/guinee...aux-commandes/

        ...For the time being, thanks to this anticipation, we have only counted 40 cases, including 3 cured, the 37 others, are not as serious and are quarantined. As it is an imported virus, the travelers who came with it were quickly taken care of and today no one is talking about it, but President Embalo and health specialists are following this epidemic very closely...

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        • #5
          46 cases: https://www.yeclo.com/covid-19-voici...16-avril-2020/

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          • #6
            50 cases: http://french.china.org.cn/foreign/t...t_75946518.htm

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            • #7
              52 cases: https://covid19gb.com/

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              • #8
                Source: http://www.rfi.fr/en/guin%C3%A9-biss...rus-dos-quais- um-% C3% B3bit

                Guinea-Bissau with 53 cases of coronavirus including one death
                Published on: 26/04/2020 - 18:43
                Text by: RFI

                At a time when the President of the Republic has just extended the State of emergency until 11 May, the health authorities carried out this Sunday a new assessment of the number of infections that went from 52 to 53 cases, of which a first death, an Interior Ministry official.

                Although the majority of the Guinean population does not want to admit the existence of the disease in the country, even speaking of "fraud by the authorities", there is already the first victim of the covid-19. The health authorities did not give all the details about the fatal victim's data, they just mentioned that he is a senior official in the country's security services. According to doctor Dionísio Cumba, the mortal victim entered the Simão Mendes National Hospital on Friday and died on Saturday at the end of the day.

                Now, health authorities will try to identify the entire chain of possible contacts maintained by the victim, health personnel who attended him, elements with whom he worked and family members. Doctor Dionísio Cumba believes that it will be difficult to find the entire contagion chain now, especially when it is known that many Guineans do not believe that the disease has arrived in the country.

                For the moment, there are 53 people infected with covid-19 in Guinea-Bissau, some already being considered cured, although they are waiting for more tests to be considered free of the disease.

                Meanwhile, the Guinean President has extended the State of Emergency for another 15 days, that is, until 11 May, as he considers that "the country is not yet in a position to claim to be in control of the whole situation". Umaro Sissoco Embalo also said that his executive intends to increase the capacity of his country to carry out diagnostic tests and adopt measures that guarantee "the necessary balance between prevention and combat" to the disease.

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                • #9
                  Source: http://jornaldeangola.sapo.ao/mundo/...o-sobe-para-74

                  Covid-19: Guinea-Bissau registers 20 new cases and the number rises to 74
                  April 27, 2020

                  The Guinea-Bissau Health Emergency Operations Center announced today (27) that the covid-19 has been confirmed in 20 people in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of cases registered in the country to 74.

                  "The National Public Health Laboratory carried out 94 analyzes today. The total number of positives was 20, the number of inconclusive tests was 17 and the negative 57," said Dr. Tumane Baldé, spokesman for the Center for Emergency Health Operations , at the daily press conference on the evolution of the disease in the country.

                  Guinea-Bissau now records 74 cases of covid-19, including a deadly victim confirmed on Sunday by health authorities.

                  Of the registered cases, three have already been cured and 18 are in recovery, awaiting a final analysis to confirm whether it is negative for covid-19.

                  As part of the fight against the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus, the Guinean authorities closed the borders, as well as non-essential services, including restaurants, bars and clubs, and places of religious worship.

                  Movement restriction measures were also imposed, which only allow people to leave the house between 07:00 and 12:00 to supply essential goods.

                  The President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, extended the state of emergency on Sunday until 11 May.
                  Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 206,000 deaths and infected almost three million people in 193 countries and territories.
                  Nearly 810,000 patients were considered cured.

                  Among African countries that have Portuguese as their official language, Equatorial Guinea leads in number of infections (258) and one death, followed by Cape Verde (109 and one death), Mozambique (76), Guinea-Bissau (74 and one death ), Angola (26 infected and two dead) and São Tomé and Príncipe have four confirmed cases.

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                  • #10
                    COVID-19: Guinea-Bissau's PM, 3 ministers test positive: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/covi...sitive/1823380



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                    • #11
                      Source: https://africa21digital.com/2020/04/...obem-para-197/

                      Cases of covid-19 in Guinea-Bissau rise to 197
                      The Guinea-Bissau Medical Emergency Operations Center more than doubled the positive cases of covid-19 in the country, to 197, after several cases were confirmed among members of the Government.
                      Digital Africa 21 with Lusa


                      "In total, we have 197 positive cases and 19 recovered," said doctor Tumane Baldé, at the daily press conference to take stock of the evolution of the disease in the country.

                      Guinea-Bissau has so far registered a fatal victim.

                      Speaking to the press, Tumane Baldé asked journalists to work to "change the mentality of the population, who think this is a joke".

                      “People have to isolate themselves. Only social distance and hygiene measures in our body and home can safeguard us, ”said Tumane Balde, noting that the trend is that the number of cases of covid-19 in the country will increase in the coming days.

                      Guinean Health Minister António Deuna confirmed on Tuesday on Guinean public television that several members of the government, including the prime minister, had tested positive for covid-19.

                      A government source confirmed to Lusa that in addition to the prime minister, the interior minister, Botché Candé, the secretary of state for public order, Mário Fambé, and the secretary of state for territorial administration, Mónica Buaro, were also infected.

                      The contaminations announced by the Minister of Health are related to the transmission network of the senior official of the Ministry of Interior, who died on Saturday, and who had tested positive for covid-19.

                      Following the death of the senior official, the administrative services of the Ministry of the Interior were closed to screen officials and officials.

                      Some members of the Guinean Government have also asked to be tested following contacts with officials from that institution.

                      On Sunday, the President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, extended, for the second time, the state of emergency in the country until May 11.

                      As part of the fight against the pandemic, the Guinean authorities also closed the borders, non-essential services, including restaurants, bars and clubs and places of religious worship, banned the circulation of urban and interurban transport and limited the movement of people to the period between 7 am : 00 and 14:00 hours.

                      Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already killed more than 215,000 people and infected more than three million people in 193 countries and territories.

                      More than 840,000 patients were considered cured.

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                      • #12
                        Source: http://www.rfi.fr/pt/guin%C3%A9-biss...meiro-ministro


                        Guinea-Bissau: 257 positive cases from Covid-19 including the Prime Minister
                        Published on: 01/05/2020 - 20:20
                        Modified on: 01/05/2020 - 20:20
                        Text by: RFI | Mussá Baldé

                        Guinea-Bissau accounts for 257 positive cases of Covid-19, being the country with the most infections in Lusophone Africa, in addition to Prime Minister Nuno Nabian other members of the government have been tested positive, everyone who worked with them will be tested.

                        In the last 24 hours, the Guinean National Health Laboratory analyzed 94 samples, of which 52 were positive, 30 were negative and 12 were inconclusive and in total there are 257 people infected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Guinea-Bissau, which officially caused a death.

                        Most are people residing in Bissau and men are the most infected with the disease.

                        The Emergency Health Operations Center (COES) admits that the situation may be out of the control of health authorities, if containment measures and mandatory use of masks in public places are not respected.

                        COES spokesman, doctor Tumane Baldé, said the situation is alarming, when the disease directly affects several officials in the country, people who deal directly with the population.

                        After being reported infected, Prime Minister Nuno Nabian and several members of the Government, today Tumane Baldé confirmed that Health Minister António Deuna is also infected with the Covid-19 pandemic.

                        António Deuna told Agence France-Presse that the other members of the government who also declared positive are Interior Minister Botché Candé, Secretary of State for Public Order Mário Fambé and Secretary of State for Regional Integration Mónica Buaro da Costa.

                        After the death, announced last Sunday (26/04) of the High Commissioner of General Police Biom Nantchongo, the only official linked to the new coronavirus in the country, "some Ministry of Interior officials and other government officials who had had contact were tested with him, "said Deuna.

                        Other members of the Government could be in the same situation, so in the next few hours, tests will be carried out on the professionals, who work directly with official entities, journalists, drivers, police and family members of infected Government members.

                        President Umaro Sissoco Embaló announced on Sunday (26/04) the extension of the state of emergency in Guinea-Bissau until 11 May.




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                        • #13
                          257 cases; 1 death: https://covid19gb.com/

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                          • #14
                            413 cases; 1 death: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/202..._139030346.htm

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://africa21digital.com/2020/05/...sobe-para-564/

                              May 7, 2020
                              author: Digital Africa 21
                              Number of covid-19 infections in Guinea-Bissau rises to 564
                              The number of infections due to covid-19 in Guinea-Bissau increased to 564 today, keeping both dead, according to data released by the Guinean Health Emergency Operations Center (COES).
                              Digital Africa 21 with Lusa

                              "Our country today accumulates 564 positive tests for covid-19, including 25 recovered and two deaths," said Dionísio Cumba, COES coordinator, at the daily press conference on the evolution of the disease in the country.

                              The number of infected people thus rose from 475 to 564 and there was one more person recovered than in relation to the latest figures, released on Tuesday.

                              In statements to journalists, Dionísio Cumba also stated that the National Public Health Laboratory has “the capacity to carry out tests and has equipment and people prepared for it”.

                              In the past few days, many Guineans have questioned the results of tests carried out by the national public health laboratory in Bissau.

                              As part of the fight against the pandemic, the President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, prolonged, for the second time, the state of emergency in the country until 11 May.

                              To face the new coronavirus, Guinean authorities also closed borders, non-essential services, including restaurants, bars and clubs and places of religious worship, banned the circulation of urban and interurban transport and limited the movement of people to the period between 7 am : 00 and 14:00 hours.

                              The number of deaths due to covid-19 in Africa today exceeded two thousand (2,012), with more than 51 thousand cases of the disease registered in 53 countries, according to the most recent statistics on the pandemic in that continent.

                              Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 263,000 deaths and infected about 3.7 million people in 195 countries and territories.

                              More than 1.1 million patients were considered cured.

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