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  • Central African Republic: Covid-19 cases - 4,747 cases; 62 deaths

    Source: http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_th...t_75815439.htm

    2nd LD Writethru: Central African Republic reports first confirmed case of COVID-19
    Xinhua, March 15, 2020

    BANGUI, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Central African Republic confirmed on Saturday its first case of COVID-19, according to the country's Ministry of Health and Population.

    The patient is a 74-year-old Italian national who has recently been in Milan. He arrived in Bangui on Sunday on a Royal Air Maroc flight, according to the ministry.

    The test was carried out by the Pasteur Institute of Bangui. The patient is now being taken care of by health authorities, who are now tracing the patient's close contacts.
    Last edited by kiwibird; April 21, 2020, 10:55 AM.

  • #2
    Source: https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/c...-case-20200327


    Central African Republic steps up measures after virus case
    2020-03-27 20:11

    The Central African Republic, a poverty-stricken state that the UN has singled out as highly vulnerable to coronavirus, has stepped up measures over fears that the disease is spreading locally.

    President Faustin-Archange Touadera, in a statement received by AFP on Friday, said that after four cases of infection had been detected, all among people coming from abroad, a fifth had now surfaced.

    In this light, "there are grounds for fearing local transmission" of coronavirus, he said...

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    • #3
      Source: https://www.nrc.no/news/2020/march/j...ican-republic/

      Just three ventilators to cope with Covid-19 in Central African Republic
      Published 31. Mar 2020

      Just three ventilators are available to help save the lives of people who contract coronavirus in Central African Republic, a country of almost five million people. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is calling on the international community to support countries, which are gravely unprepared to cope with the spread of the virus...

      ...Six cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in CAR so far. While no local transmission has been reported, there is a risk of the virus going undetected due to a lack of tests in the country...

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.alwihdainfo.com/Coronavi...ne_a85142.html

        Coronavirus - Central African Republic: Confirmation of 7 and 8 cases of COVID-19 in the Central African Republic
        - April 2, 2020

        The Ministry of Health and Population announces the confirmation of 7 and 8 ... cases of COVID-19 in the Central African Republic. These are two subjects residing in Bangui. One is a 32 year old male and the other is a 29 year old female.

        The confirmation was made on April 1, 2020 by the Pasteur Institute of Bangui, WHO reference laboratory.

        These two new cases and the two previous ones confirm the existence of a local transmission.

        The Ministry of Health and Population thanks the two patients for their cooperation and tells them about identifying the contacts.

        Arrangements are made for case management as well as research and follow-up, contacts.

        The Ministry of Health and Population reiterates its call for calm, solidarity and cooperation.
        Distributed by APO Group for Ministry of Health and Population, Central African Republic.

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        • #5
          https://www.france24.com/en/20200404...health-systems


          The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own impose dramatic travel restrictions, they might have to take their chances at home.


          For years, leaders from Benin to Zimbabwe have received medical care abroad while their own poorly funded health systems limp from crisis to crisis. Several presidents, including ones from Nigeria, Malawi and Zambia, have died overseas.

          The practice is so notorious that a South African health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, a few years ago scolded, “We are the only continent that has its leaders seeking medical services outside the continent, outside our territory. We must be ashamed.”

          Now a wave of global travel restrictions threatens to block that option for a cadre of aging African leaders. More than 30 of Africa's 57 international airports have closed or severely limited flights, the U.S. State Department says. At times, flight trackers have shown the continent's skies nearly empty.

          ......
          Health-care spending half global average

          Spending on health care in Africa is roughly 5% of gross domestic product, about half the global average. That's despite a pledge by African Union members in 2001 to spend much more. Money is sometimes diverted to security or simply pilfered, and shortages are common.

          Ethiopia had just three hospital beds per 10,000 people in 2015, according to World Health Organization data, compared to two dozen or more in the U.S. and Europe. Central African Republic has just three ventilators in the entire country. In Zimbabwe, doctors have reported doing bare-handed surgeries for lack of gloves.

          Health experts warn that many countries will be overwhelmed if the coronavirus spreads, and it is already uncomfortably close. Several ministers in Burkina Faso have been infected, as has a top aide to Nigeria’s president. An aide to Congo's leader died.
          “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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          • #6
            Source: https://corbeaunews-centrafrique.com...ission-locale/

            Covid-19: the Central African Republic confirms a new case of local transmission.
            By
            Anselme MBATA, Journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the CNC -
            April 4, 2020
            Bangui (Central African Republic) - This is the ninth case officially confirmed by the Ministry of Population Health, which also confirms that it is also a case of local transmission, a fourth in all.


            According to the press release from the Ministry of Health of the population, the confirmation of this new case was made this Thursday, April 2 by the Rwanda biomedical health laboratory Kigali. It is indeed a local transmission.

            The patient is 44 years old, male, living in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic.

            CAR currently has a total of nine (9) cases of people who test positive for Covid-19, four (4) of which are local to the virus.

            But what is surprising in this story is that the Central African Republic no longer has reagents for screening for Covid-19 disease on its territory. The country is now turning to Rwanda to carry out screening tests for this disease. This shows how the Central African Republic has not really prepared for this Covid-19 pandemic which has already claimed the lives of several thousand people worldwide. This is why the authorities are now turning to God's mercy to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the Central African Republic.





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            • #7
              Source: https://www.alwihdainfo.com/Coronavi...in_a85546.html

              Coronavirus - Central African Republic: Confirmation of the 11th case of COVID-19 in the Central African territory

              - April 9, 2020

              The Ministry of Health and Population announces the confirmation of the 11th case of COVID-19 on the Central African territory. This is a 43-year-old male subject living in Bangui.

              Confirmation is made today, April 08, 2020 by the Pasteur Institute of Bangui, reference laboratory of the World Health Organization.

              The Ministry of Health and Population thanks the patient for his cooperation and counts on him for the identification of contacts.

              Arrangements are made for patient treatment as well as contact tracing and follow-up.

              The Ministry of Health and Population reiterates its call for calm, solidarity and cooperation.
              Distributed by APO Group for Ministry of Health and Population, Central African Republic ...

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              • #8
                Foreigners targeted in Central African Republic as coronavirus fears grow: https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...rus-fears-grow

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                • #9
                  12 cases according to WHO: https://twitter.com/WHOAFRO/status/1...677440/photo/1

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                  • #10
                    https://www.cnbcafrica.com/africa-pr...es-21-04-2020/

                    Confirmed 14 Cases in Central African Republic
                    “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                    • #11
                      To date, the Central African Republic has sixteen cases of Covid-19 including ten cured: http://www.adiac-congo.com/content/c...-la-solidarite

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                      • #12
                        https://www.cnbcafrica.com/africa-pr...id-19-cases-2/

                        Central African Republic (19; 0; 10)
                        “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                        • #13
                          Source: http://french.peopledaily.com.cn/Afr...2-9684787.html

                          (COVID-19) Central African Republic: a relaxation observed in the application of barrier measures against the coronavirus
                          Xinhua | 04/28/2020 9:02 a.m.

                          A relaxation in the observation of the barrier measures against the coronavirus are noted recently in the Central African Republic (CAR), while the country reached Monday the bar of 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

                          Last Sunday, almost all the bistros reopened their doors and many customers gathered there in the capital Bangui, and the rallies resumed again, found a correspondent for Xinhua.

                          Many faithful have resumed their journey to places of worship, a phenomenon yet denounced by the government and religious leaders.

                          At national borders, according to local sources, passengers from Cameroon and other neighboring countries are making detours to escape controls, which means that several imported cases have been detected in recent days by the Central African health authorities.

                          To date, CAR has reported a total of 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including nine cases reported on Monday. These are eight imported cases and one case of local contamination.

                          To strengthen the fight against the coronavirus, the Central African government declared on Monday the extension of a renewable month of certain barrier measures, in particular the closure of Bangui airport and social distancing in the means of public transport.

                          At border levels, the Central African government demanded all passengers from neighboring Cameroon to undergo a mandatory coronavirus test. Navigation on the course of Oubangui, the main river serving as a long border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is also suspended.

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://corbeaunews-centrafrique.com...s-du-covid-19/

                            CAR: The Ministry of Population Health confirms 14 new cases of covid-19.
                            By Anselme MBATA, Journalist and Chief Editor of the CNC -
                            April 30, 2020

                            Bangui (Central African Republic) - According to the Ministry of Population Health, the 14 new cases are of male sex, of various nationalities. Their age range ranges from 25 to 56. They are currently being cared for in the treatment center in Bangui. This brings in all sixty-four (64) cases officially confirmed by the health authorities of the Central African Republic, this Thursday, April 30, 2020.

                            It was in a press release dated April 30, 2020 that Minister of Public Health Dr. Pierre Somsé announced to the public the confirmation of fourteen new cases of Covid-19 in the Central African Republic. These are subjects of various nationalities, male. The age range ranges from 25 to 56 years old. The confirmation was made after diagnostic tests carried out between April 28 and 30 at the Pasteur Institute in Bangui, a WHO (World Health Organization) reference laboratory in the Central African Republic.

                            In his press release, the Minister of Health also indicated that among the 14 newly infected subjects, 2 are from local transmission, and 12 are imported cases, arrived in the Central African Republic by road. They are currently being taken care of with all the necessary arrangements for tracing and identifying their contacts.

                            Officially, with these fourteen (14) new cases, the Central African Republic now has sixty-four (64) cases of the new coronavirus on its territory.

                            At this time, it is unclear what condition the two people infected with this virus were suspected of before going on to laboratory tests.

                            Note that among the 50 confirmed cases, the Ministry of Public Health confirms that 10 are cured of their disease, and left the treatment center after the advice of medical specialists.

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                            • #15
                              Other news for Central African Republic - for context -
                              http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/202..._139021935.htm
                              BANGUI, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Over 50 people were killed in clashes between armed groups on Wednesday in Ndele in the northeastern part of Central African Republic, according to local media.
                              “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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