Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, has been admitted to an isolation facility in Kagoshima after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. The Blitzbok coach will remain in the facility for a compulsory 14-day period and will miss the Rugby Sevens tournament at the Olympic Games, to be played at[…]
Divorces in Saudi Arabia have risen by 30 per cent in the month of February after the quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic caused many wives to discover that their husbands had other wives and families, according to the Dubai-based news site Gulf News. It was reported back in February that[…]
The National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Arthur Fraser, has conducted an inspection of COVID-19 isolation and quarantine sites in Estcourt in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Fraser’s visit is part of supporting all prisons to ensure that standard operating procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are in place. The department has[…]
A South African woman has committed suicide at the Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) in Nakuru, where she was under mandatory 14-day quarantine to ensure she was cleared of Covid-19, the Daily Nation reported. According to the publication, the body of the 27-year-old was found hanging from the rooftop of[…]
The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has identified 37 state-owned properties throughout the country that could possibly be used as quarantine sites for people living in informal settlements. This was revealed by Minister Patricia de Lille during a media briefing in Parliament, as the country heightens its plans to[…]
Spain has quarantined a total of four people in an attempt to prevent the spread of Ebola after a nurse became the first confirmed case of infection outside West Africa. The 40-year-old nurse, her husband, another health worker and a Spaniard who travelled to Nigeria are in isolation in hospital,[…]
Four people close to the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment as health officials widen their search for people who had direct or indirect contact with him. US health officials said on Thursday that 12 to 18 people had direct contact[…]
Sierra Leone has ordered the indefinite quarantine “with immediate effect” of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms – a move that will affect more than one million people. President Ernest Bai Koroma, in a national televised address on Wednesday, announced that the northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali were[…]
Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family. Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared in Monrovia’s West Point slum which has been contained as part[…]
The Liberian army has put a third province under quarantine to check the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced Monday. “Lofa county in the north has been quarantined by the army,” Sirleaf said after similar measures were taken in the provinces of Boma and Grand[…]
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