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Curfew declared in Sudanese towns after deadly clashes

Curfew declared in Sudanese towns after deadly clashes

SUDANESE authorities have declared an overnight curfew in two towns in southeastern Blue Nile state, close to the border with Ethiopia, after several days of tribal clashes in which they said 31 people were killed. Clashes spread in several towns on Wednesday after the killing of a farmer, before security forces made arrests and brought the situation under control, a statement from Blue Nile state's regional government said. The statement said 39 people had been wounded, 16 shops destroyed, and a night curfew declared in the towns of Damazin and Roseires. But three local residents told Reuters clashes were continuing…
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Kenya bans alcohol, extends curfew as COVID-19 cases surge

Kenya bans alcohol, extends curfew as COVID-19 cases surge

GEORGE OBULUTSA and OMAR MOHAMMED  KENYA's President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended a nightly curfew for 30 days to curb the spread of COVID-19 and banned alcohol sales in restaurants but stopped short of locking down the country again despite a surge in cases. The curfew had been due to be lifted on August 6 or 7. Kenya has so far reported 17,975 cases of infection with the new coronavirus and 285 deaths from the related disease COVID-19. The health ministry said on Sunday it had reported 960 more cases, the biggest daily jump since the first case was confirmed in…
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Caught flouting curfew in bar, Kenyan official quits COVID committee

Caught flouting curfew in bar, Kenyan official quits COVID committee

THE chairman of Kenya's senate committee overseeing the government's response to the coronavirus crisis has quit the post after police said he flouted an overnight curfew to enjoy drinks with others in a Nairobi bar. "I will bear responsibility ... I apologise to Kenyans and I will face the full consequences of the law," Johnson Sakaja, who represents Nairobi county and is a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta, told reporters. Police said Sakaja was caught in the early hours of Saturday morning drinking with about 10 others, long after a 9 p.m.-4 a.m. curfew had set in. He is…
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Curfew adjusted by an hour in South Africa to help restaurants

Curfew adjusted by an hour in South Africa to help restaurants

SOUTH Africa will allow struggling sit-down restaurants to serve customers dinner for an extra hour until 10 p.m, Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced on Thursday. The government had allowed sit-down restaurants to reopen at the end of June after coronavirus restrictions were eased, but it restricted opening hours to 9 p.m (1900 GMT) and banned alcohol sales, which the sector says is damaging to profitability and jobs. Restaurant and bar owners, along with their employees took to the streets on July 22, demanding an end to the curfew and that they should be allowed to sell alcohol. "We believe…
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Zimbabwe shortens coronavirus curfew, extends business hours

Zimbabwe shortens coronavirus curfew, extends business hours

ZIMBABWE has shortened an overnight curfew imposed to combat the coronavirus pandemic and extended business hours despite rising cases, the government said after a weekly cabinet meeting. President Emmerson Mnangagwa last month announced a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, but Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said this had left commuters stranded without transport. The overnight curfew will now start at 8 p.m., while business hours will be extended to 4.30 p.m from 3 p.m. Zimbabwe has recorded 5,308 cases and 135 deaths. Officials fear a wholesale removal of restrictions on movement would see a spike in infections and overwhelm a…
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Namibia opens airports and schools but extends overnight curfew

Namibia opens airports and schools but extends overnight curfew

NAMIBIA will lift lockdown restrictions, allowing international travel, schools to reopen and onsite alcohol consumption from September, President Hage Geingob has announced, but he extended an overnight curfew as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. The southern African country of two million now has 6,906 confirmed COVID-19 cases and the disease is not yet contained -- of its 65 deaths, 55 were in August alone. But as with other southern African nations, leaders are weighing the impact of the virus against the huge economic and social damage done by lockdowns. "The virus is likely to remain in our midst for a…
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Tunisia imposes curfew in two southern towns to counter coronavirus

Tunisia imposes curfew in two southern towns to counter coronavirus

TUNISIA has imposed a 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in two southern towns to help contain a renewed coronavirus outbreak, the state news agency TAP said. The North African nation is seeking to counter a second spread of COVID-19 evident since it reopened its borders on June 27 as part of steps to ease a lockdown and revive the economy, particularly the vital tourist industry. Since then, however, Tunisia has recorded a major resurgence of infections, exceeding 100 per day over the last two weeks. The curfew in the towns of Hamma and Hamma Gharbia will remain in effect…
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Tunisia considers curfew to slow second wave of pandemic

Tunisia considers curfew to slow second wave of pandemic

TAREK AMARA TUNISIA was expected on Wednesday to announce a curfew in the capital after the governors of four provinces that make up greater Tunis called for action to halt a surge in coronavirus infections. "The decision has come too late but it will help us break the rise in cases," said Imed Souissi, a fruit seller. The governors proposed measures that would include a curfew between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am and a suspension of Friday prayers in mosques. A government decision was expected later on Wednesday, with the curfew likely to take effect from Thursday. Tunisia entirely shut…
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Congo to impose curfew against second wave of coronavirus

Congo to impose curfew against second wave of coronavirus

STANIS BUJAKERA THE Democratic Republic of Congo will impose a curfew and other strict measures, including the mandatory wearing of masks in public spaces, to fight a second wave of the coronavirus, its virus response team said on Wednesday. The mining industry in the world's leading producer of cobalt and Africa's biggest copper producer will not be affected by the new measures. Congo has recorded 14,942 cases of coronavirus and 364 deaths since the epidemic was officially declared in March. But it has seen a steady increase in recent weeks, with 345 new cases declared on Wednesday, mostly in the…
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New harsh rules: SA bans booze, public gatherings

New harsh rules: SA bans booze, public gatherings

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER TWELVE days after introducing stricter anti-COVID-19 measures, South Africa has made them even tougher, banning the sale of alcohol, public gatherings and keeping pupils and university students from contact classes. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, in a special address to the nation - “a family meeting” - said the country would move into Lockdown Level Four and unveiled tougher rules to help stem the increasing number of infections, hospitalisations and deaths brought on by the third wave. These are the measures announced by Ramaphosa and will be in force until July 11: All gatherings - political, cultural…
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