Several opposition parties had called for the long-delayed parliamentary election to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen 18 people test positive since the country's first case was diagnosed earlier this week.
Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal off major cities. Cases across Africa were set to jump above 4,000 on Saturday.
As countries around the world struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, aid groups warn that without measures millions could die in low-income countries and war zones.
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections worldwide has surpassed 510,000, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University. Here's the latest for March 26:
The memo from Army headquarters outlines plans to protect government food storage from looters as Africa’s most populous nation braces for the illness to spread further in the country.
More than 430,000 people worldwide have been infected with coronavirus and more than 19,500 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Here's the latest:
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the Middle East, countries have sought to slow the increase of cases by limiting the movements of hundreds of millions of people.
"It's the first time we have lost so many men," President Idriss Deby Itno says, after visiting attack site in Lac province, which borders Niger and Nigeria.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state, two military officers said without giving their names.
South Africa needs to escalate its response dramatically to curb the spread of infection, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address to the nation. Other African countries are also closing borders and considering emergency aid to combat the virus.
Nations are ramping up efforts to fight the deadly novel coronavirus, which has upended societies and sparked economic turmoil as it spreads around the world. Here're the latest developments:
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