Coronavirus (COVID-19) Map of Africa

Total Confirmed cases


Total Recovered


Total Deaths


Statistics (filter per country)

Name Confirmed Recovered Deaths
Global 4411638 3942059 116606

South Africa

1562931 1488060 53571


504260 490366 8927


279376 231285 9553


236554 175879 3285


212961 161031 12570


170558 155712 2873


164000 154270 2061


149219 99580 2424


119142 83048 3144


91545 89400 766


90532 88283 1230


69002 61112 794


61731 56926 919


46185 44322 596

Ivory Coast

45388 44833 271


43444 38923 663


41263 40898 338


39606 38343 1085


37422 34961 1550


33891 31675 1134


31790 25539 2208


30207 24893 527

Democratic Republic of the Congo

28769 25841 745


23951 22175 557


23744 21805 321


21566 18219 132


21299 18815 136

Cape Verde

19780 17802 188


19757 2964 168


18425 16794 135


18066 17428 452

Burkina Faso

13064 12730 154


12837 5346 656


12706 7261 421


12214 9543 117


10709 5028 315

South Sudan

10416 10148 114


10275 8745 110

Republic of the Congo

10084 8208 139


7611 6728 95

Equatorial Guinea

7259 6885 106


5694 5176 170

Central African Republic

5682 5112 75


5081 4760 189


4765 4351 25


4673 4320 168

Sierra Leone

4016 2833 79


3809 3589 146


3706 3106 66


3486 3280 10


3424 773 6


2042 1899 85


1202 865 15


509 183 21

Western Sahara

10 8 1

Evolution of COVID-19 cases in Africa

Source: World Health Organization


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Instruction of African Governments

The Ministry of Communication (Mincom) and the Ministry of Public Health (Minsanté) held a press conference on 25 March 2020, in Yaounde to assess the evolution of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Cameroon. The Minister of Communication René Emmanuel SADI, in his opening remarks, referred to the 13 measures issued by the Prime Minister, Head of Government Chief Joseph Dion NGUTE, against the people who must scrupulously respect these prescriptions.

  • Urban and intercity travel should only be undertaken in cases of extreme necessity.
  • In case of necessity, the population is invited to call the toll-free number 1510 set up for the mobilization of rescue teams
  • Drinking establishments, restaurants and leisure facilities will be systematically closed from 6 p.m. onwards, under the supervision of the administrative authorities.

On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a new measure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in South Africa – a three-week nationwide lockdown with severe restrictions on travel and movement, supported by the South African National Defence Force – from midnight on Thursday, 26 March, to midnight on Thursday, 16 April. The President said more needed to be done to avoid “an enormous catastrophe” among the population.

In essence, this meant people would only be allowed to leave their homes to buy food, seek medical help or under other extreme circumstances…

South Africa

The Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Algeria, has developed a media plan for coronavirus prevention.

The launch of this media planning comes immediately after the activation last January of the surveillance and alert system at the national level as soon as the WHO announced the spread of the coronavirus. This system was strengthened following the registration of the first case of coronavirus in Algeria on February 25, 2020 in an Italian national working in the south of the country, who arrived in Algeria from Italy on February 17, 2020…


WHO declared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a public health event of international concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020. The risk is currently evaluated as very high globally and international cooperation is crucial to effectively combating COVID-19. The Government of Rwanda has set up a multidisciplinary team to assess and strengthen preparedness and response to the epidemic. Rwanda introduced stepped up detection at our borders. The Government of Rwanda has implemented strict quarantine procedures and strengthened existing healthcare system to respond to current situation. The country has put in place preparedness and response mechanisms to deal with a possible outbreak, including below preventative measures…


The President of the Republic Kais Saied decided, Friday 20th of March 2020, a measure of containment in Tunisia, except in cases of force majeure. All state measures will ensure vital services, including security and health services. Saied added that food supply will also be ensured and shops will remain open.

On another level, the President of the Republic announced the development of areas for sanitary confinement, requisition measures to guarantee the continuity of vital services and the closure of industrial regions.

The government should announce in a few hours the details of the measures taken by the National Security Council, including their entry into force and duration, the Head of State said.


It was on the evening of 2 March that the ministry announced the registration of the first positive case, out of 29 suspected cases. It concerned a Moroccan resident in Italy, who was treated at the Moulay Youssef hospital in Casablanca.

Announcements follow each other almost daily from that date. The population tested rose from 33 people on 3 March to 387 on 20 March. The first death was announced on 12 March.

On 13 March, Morocco announced the closure "until further notice" of air and sea links to France and Spain, as well as of its land borders with the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Yet the country is still at stage 1 of the pandemic.


The Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Health has activated an NCDC-led national COVID-19 Emergency Operations Centre to coordinate response activities and has initiated a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to provide high-level strategic national response to the disease in Nigeria.

The Federal Ministry of Health is working closely with states and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, to review response activities and to institute measures to protect the health of Nigerians. Recently, the Federal Government imposed a lockdown on the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States for an initial period of …


In order to curb the risk of coronavirus contagion in Senegal, the President of the Republic declared a state of emergency on 23 March and introduced a curfew throughout the country.

Macky Sall also announced additional measures to limit the spread of the disease, including a month-long ban on rallies and demonstrations. In addition, President Sall announced, among other things, the closure of nurseries, schools and universities for three weeks. In addition to this, there is a ban on cruise ships, the strengthening of border controls and health facilities and the acquisition of specific medical equipment, the deployment of mobile hospitals by the army, etc.


The government of the tourist archipelago of Cape Verde decided Tuesday, March 17 to ban flights from countries affected by Covid-19, including Portugal, Senegal, Brazil and the United States, announced the Prime Minister, Ulisses Correia e Silva.

Cape Verde, a former Portuguese colony made up of nine islands off the coast of Senegal, had been one of the first countries to ban flights from Italy as early as 27 February, when the peninsula had some 500 cases and 14 deaths.

Cape Verde

On Monday 22 March, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the closure of his country's land borders to effectively combat the spread of the coronavirus. In his note, the Prime Minister recalled that political parties must comply "with measures to respect distances between individuals". He also instructed the army to enforce the decision at the country's various land borders with its neighbours. "Because the coronavirus pandemic is worsening, the Ethiopian government has decided to declare a state of emergency under Article 93 of the constitution," Mr. Abiy said in another statement on 8 April 2020.


The President of the Republic, SEM. Alassane OUATTARA, in his message to the nation on March 23, 2020, announced important measures aimed at reinforcing those already taken by the National Security Council on March 16, 2020, within the framework of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In this context, a state of emergency, curfew and a ban on the travel of persons between Greater Abidjan and the interior of the country were necessary to stem the spread of the epidemic in our country.

On this occasion, a Health Response Plan of a The amount of FCFA 95 billion 880 million was issued by the President of the Republic which aims to breaking the chain of disease transmission, to guarantee the best possible care for the sick, at to isolate and follow up on people who have been in contact with these patients and to continue efforts to keeping populations safe from contamination.

Ivory Coast

The Council of Ministers met today, Friday 27 March 2020, under the chairmanship of His Excellency, Mr ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU, and President of the Republic of Niger. Faced with the observed progression of this pandemic in Niger, the Council of Ministers took the following health measures:

  • - Exhorting all Nigeriens to redouble their efforts in prayers so that God the Almighty may assist Niger and the rest of the world in the face of this terrible pandemic;
  • - Proclamation of a state of emergency throughout the national territory;
  • - Isolation of the city of Niamey for a week from Sunday, March 29, 2020 at midnight;


Over the past twelve (12) days (since the introduction of the enhanced surveillance), a number of measures have been introduced to control and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Ghana. Among these include restrictive movement in the hotspots of the outbreak, intensive contact tracing and laboratory testing, social distancing, and intensive public education. These measures have resulted in a sudden increase in case detection, with high number of cases being reported.


In an address to the nation on 1 April 2020, the Head of State Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé declared a state of health emergency for a period of 3 months and announced new health, safety, social and economic measures as part of the response against the coronavirus (Covid-19).

While calling on everyone to respect the various measures taken and to adopt barrier measures, the President of the Republic wished to reassure the population that all means are being implemented so that together we can defeat the common enemy that is the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Under the effective chairmanship of Mr. Patrice Talon, President of the Republic, Head of State, Head of Government, the Government of Benin met in extraordinary council of ministers on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 on the subject of the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). At the end of the council, several measures were taken to prevent the spread of the epidemic of COVID-19, among others:

  • - Limiting entry and exit at our country's land borders to the extreme necessity;
  • - Restriction of the issuance of entry visas to Benin;
  • - Systematic and compulsory quarantine of all persons entering Benin by air.


In his speech of March 15, 2020 following confirmation of additional cases, President Uhuru Kenyatta instructed the following measures: - Suspended entry into Kenya by people from all countries affected by the Covid-19 disease for 30 days. - Ordered the self-quarantine of all people who have entered Kenya over the last 14 days. - Suspended learning in all institutions (Primary and secondary day schools, Universities and tertiary institutions). - Asked government offices and businesses to allow employees to work from home. - Urged cashless transactions to prevent the risk of transmission through physical handling of money. - Asked the public to avoid congregating and visiting crowded places such as malls.


During the evening of 13 March 2020, Guinea put in place measures to contain the spread of the epidemic. Thus, the Guinean government decides:

  • Automatic tracking of travelers from high-risk countries where transmission is local;
  • Confiscate the passports of passengers arriving from high-risk areas during their 14-day tracking period
  • The ban in the capital Conakry on gatherings, initially of more than 100 people, then gradually of 20 people;
  • The hermetic closure of Conakry Gbessia International Airport on Monday 23 March 2020;
  • A curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on 30 March 2020 and a ban on the movement of people from Conakry to the interior.


Faced with the increase in cases of coronavirus contamination, Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has announced new measures:

  • The introduction of a curfew from 7pm to 5am throughout the country, starting 21 March 2020, with the exception of staff on call.
  • The immediate suspension of biometric enrolment operations.
  • The immediate suspension of special operations for the issuance of Burkina Faso national identity cards. A ban on any grouping of more than 50 people.
  • The closure of the airports of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso to commercial flights for a renewable period of two weeks, starting at midnight on 21 March 2020. Except for domestic, military and cargo flights..

Burkina Faso

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