A second wave of locusts is expected to cause severe damage in Eastern Africa, two months after a group of dangerous pests invaded the region shortly before the outbreak of the coronavirus. ”It seems that those who escaped COVID-19 will face locusts,” said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and former Nigerian Agriculture Minister.
Tanzania’s delay in taking drastic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus infections could have led to a the spike in positive cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, says there have been fears about the rapid spread of infection in the East African nation.
The Ministry of Health in Rwanda has announced 13 new cases of Covid-19 in less than two weeks since the first patient was reported to have the disease. Now the number of infections has reached 50. Of the current cases, five had come from Dubai, one had come from the Netherlands and one had come from the United States and all were in quarantine when they arrived.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health said the results of eight tests in the last 24 hours have shown no new cases of infection in the country. That means the number of Covid-19 infections in the country remains seven. Addressing journalists in Nairobi, the minister Mutahi Kagwe said that by Thursday, the eight people whose samples were taken for testing were currently undergoing procedures to be allowed to leave the hospital.