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via africafeeds08/10/2020

Zambia: Bar owners want to resume work despite high Covid-19 infections - Africa Feeds

Some bar owners in Zambia are pressurising the government to open bars, despite the rapid rise in Covid-19 Infections. Zambia’s President, Edgar Lungu, has been gradually easing lockdown restrictions in the country by opening up a number of sectors that were closed, as a way of getting the economy back on it’s feet. Not too […]

via cnbcafrica08/09/2020

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 August 2020, 6 pm EAT -

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,036,564), deaths (22,966), and recoveries (723,040) by region: Central (50,317 cases; 961 deaths; 37,550 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (942; 76; 839), Congo (3,664; 58; 1.605), DRC (9,454; 224; 8,324), Equatorial Guinea (4,821; 83; 2,182), Gabon (7,923; 51; 5,704), sao Tome & Principe (878; 15; 800) Eastern (89,784; 1,981; 51,454): Comoros (399; 7; 369), Djibouti

via zm.usembassy.gov08/05/2020

United States-Zambia Partnership Offers Radio-Based Education During COVID-19 - US Embassy in Zambia

LUSAKA – In support of the Ministry of General Education’s (MoGE) response to COVID-19, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Let’s Read project has developed audio-based “Tips for Teachers” and “Folktales for Students” to ensure continued literacy instructional and professional support for teachers and learners during the pandemic. The new audio-based programs are provided ...

via insideworldfootball08/03/2020

Coronavirus: Second shutdown forces Zambia to cancel Super League - Inside World Football

August 3 – Zambia has cancelled its top flight, the Super League, following a steady rise in coronavirus infections with clubs flouting medical protocols. The league had resumed in July after the pandemic shutdown.  The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) took the decision considering an increase of coronavirus infections among teams’ officials and players. The league will now end on August 6 and the governing body will crown a champion. “The decision to close the league has been necessitated by the concerns that the association has received from various stakeholders especially government through the Ministry of Health particularly from Zambia National Public Health Institute,” said FAZ in a statement. Read more …

via cnbcafrica07/28/2020

Coronavirus - Zambia: World Food Programme (WFP) supports poor urban Zambians hit by COVID-19 -

Download logoThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week completed a first distribution of cash to Zambians in urban areas impacted by COVID-19, reaching some 180,000 vulnerable residents in Lusaka and Kafue. The plan is to assist more than 650,000 people over the next six months. ‘’The spread of COVID-19 continues to prevent breadwinners earning a living and disrupt supply chains, pushing up food prices,’’ said WFP Country Representative, Jennifer Bitonde.

via tiozambia07/25/2020

COVID-19 is real, please adhere to govt guidelines-Mihova - The Independent Observer

By JOHN SAKALA Zambian’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Lt. Gen. Paul Mihova (Rtd) has appealed to Zambians in the diaspora to raise awareness back home in Zambia on the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic to help dispel the notion that the pandemic is a hoax. Addressing Zambians during a Zoom virtual meeting that…

via bloombergquint07/22/2020

Africa Starts to Have Second Thoughts About That Chinese Money - BloombergQuint

Dipak Patel can still recall the dizzying grandeur of his 2003 visit to Beijing’s cavernous Great Hall of the People: the rows of stern guards all the same height, the state dinner that included stewed shark fin and bird’s nest soup, and the People’s Liberation Army band

via sports.yahoo08/10/2020

African leagues: Ahly make winning return, Raja overtake Wydad - Yahoo Sports

Runaway Egypt Premier League leaders Al Ahly relied on full-backs for goals as they beat ENPPI 2-0 at the weekend after being sidelined for 150 days by the coronavirus. Mohamed Hany and Tunisian Ali Maaloul scored during the second half for the most successful club in Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions with 19 titles. Ahly have dropped only two points in 18 matches and hold an 18-point advantage over fierce rivals Zamalek, who edged Al Masry 1-0 in the opening match after the suspension was lifted.

via sports.yahoo08/06/2020

South African football to restart amid virus, warning and ban - Yahoo Sports

The most popular sport in the republic will restart after a five-month suspension with the Nedbank (FA) Cup semi-finals behind closed doors at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Minnows Baroka and Bloemfontein Celtic meet in the first match, followed by a high-profile clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits.

via thepointsguy07/31/2020

Welcome to Africa: A country-by-country guide to reopening - The Points Guy

As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. At The Points Guy, we’re not recommending travel right …

via it.usembassy.gov07/30/2020

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19 - US Embassy Rome

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. We continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. ...

via guardian.ng07/27/2020

Coronavirus - Zambia: Daily Status Update 27th July 2020 | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsAPO Press Releases - Guardian

In the last 24hrs, Zambia recorded 71 new cases (out of 209 tests), 1 facility death and an additional 465 recoveries. This brings the cumulative totals to 4,552 cases, with 140 deaths (39 classified as due to COVID-19) & 2,815 recoveries. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Zambia.

via socialnews.xyz07/22/2020

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Daily Status Update (22nd July 2020) - Social News XYZ

197 new confirmed cases; 0 deaths; 49 recoveries New cases reported from: 146 Lusaka, 40 Chikankata, 6 Itezhi-tezhi, 4 Livingstone, 1 Choma Recoveries reported from: 49 Lusaka Tests in the last 24 hours: 844 (72,820 cumulative)  ... - Social News XYZ

via uasweekly07/21/2020

SWUAT Technologies Selects Draganfly's Vital Intelligence Technology to Combat the Spread of COVID-19 -

Draganfly Inc. an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer within the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”), Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (“RPAS”), and Unmanned Vehicle Systems (“UVS”) sectors, is pleased to announce that Serving the World Using Aerospace Technologies (“SWUAT”) has selected to incorporate Draganfly’s Vital Intelligence technologies within their own platform to assist first responders in handling pandemic […]

via sports.yahoo08/06/2020

Inactive Nkana crowned Zambian champions - Yahoo Sports

Nkana were crowned Zambian champions Thursday for the first time since 2013 despite not kicking a ball in the final round of a reduced Super League season. The club from central city Kitwe received a walkover when relegated Nakambala Leopards failed to turn up and the three points lifted Nkana to 50. NAPSA Stars were the only club who could overtake that total, but they fell 1-0 away to Forest Rangers with Lameck Silwaba scoring the only goal on 71 minutes.

via zambiawatchdog08/03/2020

Kalala accuses Lungu is spreading Covid 19 - Zambian Watchdog

Jack Kalala writes : ECL is responsible for the spread of COVID-19 in Zambia & the consequent deaths of many of our people because of his unreasonable & senseless craving to remain in power at any cost. He doesn’t observe the rules put in place to control the spread of COVID-19. Share this post Related […]

via startribune07/31/2020

Soccer returning in Africa with troubles and bio-bubbles - Minneapolis Star Tribune

More than 50 players and staff members at soccer clubs in Zambia's top flight have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak that the national association says was caused by teams failing to properly implement measures to stop its spread, leading to the season being cut short just two weeks after it had restarted.

via voanews07/30/2020

WHO Warns Africa Against Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions - Voice of America

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned Africa against easing coronavirus restrictions as the number of infections on the continent has doubled in the past month. WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti said at a virtual news conference, “We are concerned that ...

via socialnews.xyz07/26/2020

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Daily Status Update (26th July 2020) - Social News XYZ

153 new confirmed cases; 0 deaths; 397 recoveries New cases reported from: 147 Lusaka, 6 Mazabuka Recoveries reported from: 397 Lusaka Tests in the last 24 hours: 446 (76,518 cumulative)   Cumulative cases: 4481 Total recoveries: 2350... - Social News XYZ

via guardian.ng07/22/2020

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Daily Status Update (22nd July 2020) - Guardian

197 new confirmed cases; 0 deaths; 49 recoveries New cases reported from: 146 Lusaka, 40 Chikankata, 6 Itezhi-tezhi, 4 Livingstone, 1 Choma Recoveries reported from: 49 Lusaka Tests in the last 24 hours: 844 (72,820 cumulative) Cumulative cases: 3583 Total recoveries: 1677 COVID-19 deaths: 31 COVID-19 associated deaths: 97 Total: 128 Active cases: 1778 Distributed by APO […]