Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Since mid-December 2021, Burundi has reported a daily average of 470 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), reflecting a spike in the general population, the Ministry of Public Health and Fight against HIV/AIDS said here Sunday. In the last three consecutive weeks, the average increase is 1,732 [...]
©- - 02 january 2022 - 14:13:22 - thread Health (413 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government has announced sweeping changes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations with immediate effect. This follows meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council and the President’s Coordinating Council which received updates on the current fourth wave of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The Department of [...]
©- - 31 december 2021 - 09:28:59 - thread Health (357 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi over the past 24 hours recorded 310 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) from community transmission and 117 imported cases, official source said here Monday. The latter comprised 83 cases from DR Congo, 33 from Tanzania, and one case from Tajikistan in Central Asia, the Health ministry said. In [...]
©- - 21 december 2021 - 08:05:30 - thread Health (182 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) -  South Africa on Friday announced it would donate more than two million doses of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to other African countries. The shots will be made available over the next year through a medical supplies platform set up by the African Union [...]
©- - 17 december 2021 - 08:09:39 - thread Health (291 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - During the last 7 days, 23 of the 25 new cases (92%) of confirmed Coronavirus have been detected in travelers arriving in Burundi from neighbouring DR Congo, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday. In addition, of the 11 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the last [...]
©- - 05 december 2021 - 18:12:08 - thread Health (321 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a swipe at African countries which have implemented travel bans to South Africa over the COVID-19 pandemic, saying they should not act like former colonizers. Several countries enforced travel bans on South Africa and neighbouring countries, despite the new variant [...]
©- - 01 december 2021 - 15:08:56 - thread Health (348 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The massive screening campaign launched in Burundi on 11 January yielded 100,530 coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, or 52.86 per cent of all screened people and more than 66 per cent of total confirmed cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020i, sources at the [...]
©- - 07 april 2021 - 23:06:41 - thread Health (475 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday approached the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to urgently launch an investigation into Pretoria’s “tardy and criminally slow” vaccine rollout strategy. This is in addition to the decision the party has taken to explore further legal [...]
©- - 06 april 2021 - 14:47:11 - thread Health (345 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Global Fund has released US$118 million to help Burundi in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years, the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS said on Saturday. It said the official launch of the implementation of the new [...]
©- - 06 march 2021 - 14:02:13 - thread Health (271 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Tuesday urged wealthy countries to release their excess COVID-19 vaccine stocks so that other countries can also benefit. Ramaphosa, who is also the chairperson of the African Union (AU), was delivering an address at the World Economic Forum [...]
©- - 26 january 2021 - 19:21:36 - thread Health (256 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Five countries on Monday announced that they have have banned flights from South Africa following the discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus. South African scientists last week confirmed that the new variant could see more people infected in the country's second wave than [...]
©- - 21 december 2020 - 16:18:52 - thread Health (239 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday announced that South Africa has entered its second wave of COVID-19 infections, with 6,079 new cases reported over the past 24 hours. Mkhize who visited one of the virus hotspots in the Eastern Cape said three other provinces – [...]
©- - 09 december 2020 - 18:41:26 - thread Health (193 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rwanda has reached 3,408 in the last 24 hours compared to a total 4,883 confirmed cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in this East African country, a report from the Ministry of Health in Kigali on Thursday [...]
©- - 08 october 2020 - 14:58:57 - thread Health (119 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's ministry of Sports stressed Wednesday that contact sports had been allowed to reopen but gyms and swimming were still prohibited under coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in the country. The order, which took effect earlier this week, allows for the reopening of contact sport but the ministry said [...]
©- - 01 october 2020 - 00:02:53 - thread Health (217 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The total number of recoveries from coronavirus (COVID-19) surged to 3,117 Monday after 18 new patients reported at recuperating centres and 12 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours. This is against the 1,686 active cases, representing 64 per cent of all cases recorded since the [...]
©- - 28 september 2020 - 23:46:49 - thread Health (138 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  A 46-year-old woman and 44-year-old man succumbed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic here Friday, raising the deaths recorded in Rwanda to 29 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March, this year, the ministry of Health said here. The number of administered lab tests across the country [...]
©- - 25 september 2020 - 23:43:58 - thread Health (85 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda Thursday reported 10 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 55 more recoveries, bringing the total caseload of infections to 4,789 while the death toll remains at 27. Among the worst-hit areas include e the capital, Kigali, which has registered six cases, and the Southern district of Nyamagabe [...]
©- - 24 september 2020 - 23:09:24 - thread Health (108 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Rwanda has increased by 41 over the last 24 hours, with 4 new recoveries, the Health ministry announced on Thursday. The number of cases registered throughout the country has risen to 4,770 with the death toll caused by the pandemic remaining [...]
©- - 24 september 2020 - 13:46:33 - thread Health (93 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda has reported 16 new COVID-19 cases  in the last 24 hours bringing the total infections in the country to 4,738 while the  death toll remains at 27, the Ministry of Health said in an update on Wednesday. The number of recoveries in the East African country [...]
©- - 23 september 2020 - 10:22:04 - thread Health (161 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda registered one death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 27, the ministry of Health announced here Monday. Meanwhile, 11 new cases were reported in the same period, bringing the total number of infections to 4,722. The Rwandan capital, Kigali, continues [...]
©- - 22 september 2020 - 00:06:21 - thread Health (164 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwanda recorded two coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths Friday involving two people aged 29 and 80, according to the bulletin of the ministry of Health here. The number of daily COVID-19 deaths has never exceeded one since the outbreak of the viral disease in March, this year. The two deaths [...]
©- - 18 september 2020 - 23:04:31 - thread Health (214 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Health ministry Wednesday reported 10 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total in the East African country to 4,634. In the last 24 hours, 22 people recovered from the virus, the ministry said, adding that the total number of recovered patients represented 60 per [...]
©- - 16 september 2020 - 22:54:47 - thread Health (220 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's coronavirus (COVID-19) case tally rose to 4,565 and the number of deaths still at 22 in the last 24 hours, the data issued by ministry of Health said here Saturday. An increase of 31 new cases and 94 new recoveries were recorded during the past 24 [...]
©- - 12 september 2020 - 22:30:41 - thread Health (195 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Rwanda climbed to 4,439 after the confirmation of 30 new infections in the last 24 hours, the ministry of Health said in its latest update issued here Tuesday. The total number of tests conducted to date is 447,603, [...]
©- - 08 september 2020 - 22:30:09 - thread Health (225 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Monday reported 35 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases to bring the total cases to 4,409 and recoveries to 2,271. Reports by the ministry of Health also indicated that the country's death toll from the disease rose to 18 with one new fatality reported over the past 24 [...]
©- - 08 september 2020 - 00:10:36 - thread Health (214 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's coronavirus (COVID-19) cases jumped by 37 Friday to 4,255 following the testing of 5,079 samples in 24 hours, an official source said here. The 5,079 samples pushed the number of those tested in the country since the first case was reported in March this year to [...]
©- - 04 september 2020 - 23:43:32 - thread Health (244 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwandan health authorities Thursday announced one more death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection over the past 24 hours, pushing the total deaths to 18 and the total number of confirmed cases to 4,255. Rwandan health authorities put the number of recoveries from the pandemic at 2,163 [...]
©- - 03 september 2020 - 23:14:05 - thread Health (200 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwandan health authorities Wednesday announced one new death due to coronavirus (COVID-19) to bring the death toll to 17. With 76 new infections, the case count in the country has risen to 4,218, the ministry of Health said in its latest update. There are currently 2,130 active cases [...]
©- - 02 september 2020 - 22:32:57 - thread Health (220 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwanda recorded 43 more infections of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) early Monday, bringing its total case count to 4,063, official sources said here. The latest update from the ministry of Health showed that the number of recovered and discharged cases increased to 2,013, with 95 recoveries. The death [...]
©- - 01 september 2020 - 00:25:18 - thread Health (177 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwanda's coronavirus (COVID-19) cases Wednesday reached 3,625 after 88 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. A total of 1,810 people have recovered from the disease and some 1,800 patients are still under treatment. So far, the ministry said 383,481 COVID-19 tests [...]
©- - 27 august 2020 - 00:00:34 - thread Health (87 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwanda reported 231 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections Tuesday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 3,537, the country's ministry of Health said here. A majority of the newly confirmed cases are from the two closed markets in Kigali city who were quarantined afterwards while the rest [...]
©- - 25 august 2020 - 23:58:40 - thread Health (203 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The mRNA vaccine under development and targeting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) should be procured when it becomes available, an official source said here Thursday. This was one of the resolutions from the virtual meeting of the African Union Bureau and Chairs of Regional Economic Communities chaired by [...]
©- - 21 august 2020 - 01:33:07 - thread Health (362 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA)  - Rwanda registered one more death from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 11, the Ministry of Health announced late Thursday. Meanwhile, 73 new cases were reported in the same period, bringing the total number of infections to 2,717. The Rwandan capital, Kigali, continues [...]
©- - 21 august 2020 - 00:07:30 - thread Health (153 words)


  Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose by 12 within one day to 2,152, the ministry of Health said here Monday. Meanwhile, the death toll in Rwanda from the pneumonia-causing virus currently stands at seven, according to the same source. The number of recoveries rose by 46 to reach [...]
©- - 11 august 2020 - 00:29:59 - thread Health (136 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwandan health officials Friday reported 17 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed cases to 2,128. So far, 1,297 people in Rwanda have recovered from the virus, with the total number of deaths at five since the first detection of the pandemic in March. A patient [...]
©- - 08 august 2020 - 10:06:14 - thread Health (129 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda has reported 69 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest since March when the country registered its first cases, according to the daily update issued on Monday by the Ministry of Health in Kigali. In a statement, the ministry said that [...]
©- - 27 july 2020 - 15:54:04 - thread Health (149 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Two people who fled a quarantine centre in Eastern Rwanda have been arrested after several weeks of search operation in Eastern Rwanda, a police source confirmed on Thursday. The duo who are now awaiting charges, had complained that they couldn't afford to pay for their confinement out [...]
©- - 23 july 2020 - 18:42:26 - thread Health (189 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - One of the senior officers of the Rwanda Correctional Services has been arrested following an investigation into favoritism towards a group of prisoners at Mageragere maximum prison in the outskirt of Kigali city during COVID-19 lockdown, a judicial source revealed Thursday in Kigali. Mageragere prison is also [...]
©- - 23 july 2020 - 18:36:09 - thread Health (297 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Netherlands has donated to South Africa  more than 130,000 vials for testing and diagnosing COVID-19 cases. The test kits arrived at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday on a cargo flight from Amsterdam. The vials will be used by the National Health Laboratories Services to [...]
©- - 17 july 2020 - 12:47:30 - thread Health (154 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national carrier RwandAir announced on Wednesday the resumption of international flights on   select African routes where borders are open, as well as to Dubai,  with effect from August 1. More destinations will be added as countries lift travel restrictions, the airline said in a statement. Presently, Rwanda’s [...]
©- - 15 july 2020 - 14:43:46 - thread Health (210 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's health officials on Sunday reported that the country so far had accumulated 1,337 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the outbreak began in March this year. The COVID-19 death toll reached four after one more patient died from the disease on Saturday, according to the Ministry [...]
©- - 13 july 2020 - 09:27:12 - thread Health (124 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -   Rwanda's security agency is hunting two detainees who  tested positive for Covid-19 but escaped from a custody in Ngoma district of south-eastern Rwanda, a police source said on Thursday. The two men were placed under COVID-19 quarantine which is supervised by Police  because they faced robbery charges [...]
©- - 09 july 2020 - 14:40:02 - thread Health (133 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - The African continent on Wednesday exceeded 500,000 cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) with 12,000 deaths altogether, the regional office of the World Health Organization said. “The Covid-19 infections in Africa on Wednesday exceeded the 500,000 cases, and there is worth worrying as an increasing number of [...]
©- - 09 july 2020 - 00:17:28 - thread Health (453 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Rwanda has risen to 1,194 after a single day increase of 22 infections, the ministry of Health said here Wednesday. The latest official data points to 15 recoveries from the virus in the last 24 hours while the total number [...]
©- - 08 july 2020 - 23:30:52 - thread Health (143 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's ministry of Health Wednesday recorded 17 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and one new death over the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to three and total infections to 1,042, an official source said here. A statement issued by the ministry [...]
©- - 02 july 2020 - 00:13:04 - thread Health (173 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across Rwanda Monday hit 1,001 after 101 individuals were confirmed positive, an official source said here. An update from the ministry of Health indicated that out of 2,498 tests conducted across the country, 72 inmates in a detention facility in Ngoma, [...]
©- - 30 june 2020 - 00:02:10 - thread Health (204 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Leading South African golfer Dylan Frittelli has tested positive for COVID-19 while competing in the USA.  Frittelli, who played at this weekend’s Travelers Championship has been withdrawn from next week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic.  The PGA Tour has confirmed the test result and said it will [...]
©- - 29 june 2020 - 14:17:38 - thread Health (126 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda reported 22 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) Sunday  to reach a total of 900 confirmed cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in March this year, said the latest official update from the ministry of Health here. While the early cases in the state could be [...]
©- - 28 june 2020 - 22:37:48 - thread Health (246 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwanda's s coronavirus (COVID-19) tally climbed to 878 Saturday following 20 new infections out of 4,702 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the ministry of Health said here. Altogether, 413 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals while 15 new patients recovered in the past 24 hours. The [...]
©- - 28 june 2020 - 11:31:21 - thread Health (196 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan government Thursday imposed a lockdown on several areas of Kigali city after a surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, an official statement reaching PANA here said. All employees, both public and private, living in these designated areas shall work from home under stricter measures, the statement [...]
©- - 26 june 2020 - 00:23:02 - thread Health (208 words)