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African countries need cheaper COVID-19 tests: here’s how to get them

COVID-19 continues to infect millions of people as the death toll mounts. There is currently no cure which means that controlling this disease requires a multi-pronged approach. This includes personal protection such as masks, social distancing and the isolation of infected individuals and their contacts.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Africa

T&T | TT Creative Industries get $25m help to fight COVID-19 blows

PORT-OF-SPAIN,  Trinidad and Tobago, July 7, 2020 - Artistes and "creatives" in  the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago who lost income because of the covid19 pandemic, are to get relief  from a $25 million dollar allocation from the Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly.

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  • Countries Trinidad_Tobago

AFRICA | IMF, moots Cautious Reopening for Sub-Saharan Africa

Washington, DC – June 29, 2020 - The International Monetary Fund says the regional outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa has deteriorated sharply since the April 2020 Regional Economic Outlook report and the economy is now expected to contract by 3.2 percent in 2020; double the contraction expected in April. 

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  • Countries Africa

Why managing blood pressure matters during COVID-19 pandemic

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of death around the world. It’s also one of the top risk factors causing in premature death and disability. And it’s more common in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world: 46% of the region’s adults over the age of 25 have hypertension.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Africa

JAMAICA | Take a stand on Principle says Jamaica Cuba Friendship Assoc.

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, June 26, 2020 - The Jamaica Cuba Friendship Association says it joins with the rest of progressive humanity, especially those in our Caribbean region, in condemning in the strongest possible terms, the recent bill that was proposed by United States of America  Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz, that threatens punitive sanctions against countries that are benefitting from Cuba’s medical assistance, which is particular repugnant during this critical period of the struggle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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