Coronavirus Frontlines is a special series where we are sharing the perspective of experts at the forefront of combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 can strike anyone of any age, but the elderly are especially vulnerable. That affects more than a quarter-million Western New Yorkers who are classified as senior citizens.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -The group is accused of disobeying measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, but campaigners say they were deliberately targeted
[Premium Times] Amidst unrelenting criticism of alleged poor political leadership at the highest level in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the presidency has listed “some of the reactions by the agencies and trained experts, under the leadership of President Buhari’ in the fight against the virus.
[Daily Trust] As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its disruptive spread with far-reaching implications for business efficiency nationwide, an entrepreneurship and small business expert, Dr Timi Olubiyi, has projected that the nation’s unemployment rate would increase unless government supports businesses with remedial fiscal incentives to mitigate the impaxct of the viral disease on their operations
[Daily Trust] The federal government yesterday said it had tested over 2,000 persons for the COVID-19 across the country.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Africans are being urged to switch to digital payments to prevent the spread of Covid-19
[New Times] Rwanda has ordered a 15-day extension of the current lockdown until April 19.
Researchers at University of Arizona College of Medicine have invented a new device that provides oxygen and support for people that need respiratory assistance for the COVID-19 outbreak.
The device is a small-scale, low-pressure rebreathing system that removes carbon dioxide and introduces a mixture of helium and oxygen to the respiratory airways. The device could help a coronavirus patient earlier in the process and might reduce the need for ventilators.
Phoenix-based startup S aiOx licensed…
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[African Arguments] At the very time the African Union is most needed to manage crises, many of its operations have been put on hold.