Africa Covid19 Manufacturing 

Lagos producer Transgreen Nigeria opens facemask factory with 240,000 a day capacity

LAGOS maker Transgreen Nigeria has actually stepped up the largescale production of facemasks in a bid to capitalize growing demand in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic by opening a 240,000 a day capability production plant. Like the majority of other nations, Nigeria has passed laws to impose the using of facemasks as the Covid-19 pandemic rages. Nevertheless, with every other country also having to handle its own domestic need, there are no facemasks to purchase on the global market, forcing Nigerian producers to step into the breach. Currently, a number…

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Coronavirus Australia: Face masks recommended for Melbourne commuters

Deputy chief medical officer Nick Coatsworth announced the change in policy on Thursday just 24 hours after doctors called for masks to be worn in Victoria as a precaution. “Surgical masks or cloth masks are recommended if you find yourself in a situation where you cannot socially distance,’’ he said. “This means if you have to leave your home for any of those reasons for which it is permissible, and you are likely to find yourself in a situation where you cannot follow the advice on social distancing. “It continues…

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Africa Agriculture Covid19 Government Healthcare Tourism 

Wildlife crime in Nigeria threatens human health, says UN

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says the coronavirus pandemic shows that wildlife crime in Nigeria and other countries is not just a threat to the environment and biodiversity but to human health. The UNODC, in its World Wildlife Crime Report 2020 published on Friday, emphasised the threat that wildlife trafficking posed to nature, including wild species such as pangolins, birds, turtles, tigers and bears, as well as the biodiversity of the planet. According to a statement by the organisation, when wild animals are poached from their natural…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

South Africa had its biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases

South Africa has hit a number of concerning landmarks in its tracking of the spread of the coronavirus – including the largest daily jump in cases seen to-date, and two further provinces hitting over 10,000 cases. According to the latest figures published by the health department and health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, as of 14 June 2020, the country has 70,038 confirmed cases of Covid-19. This reflects a daily jump of 4,302 new‬ cases from the 65,736 infections on Saturday when the country recorded 3,809 new cases. The minister announced…

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Asia Covid19 

China coronavirus cases in Beijing surge as capital races to contain COVID-19 second wave infections today

The new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing grew to 106 cases Tuesday, with 29 communities in the sprawling Chinese capital back on lockdown. Health officials confirmed another 27 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a smaller increase than in previous days but still a worrying resurgence after Beijing enjoyed almost two months without a single new infection. Yet again, a coronavirus outbreak in China is linked to a food market. The vast Xinfadi wholesale market is at the epicenter of the country’s latest battle against COVID-19. The size of more than 250 football…

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