Africa Covid-19 update: 11:55 WAT (12:55 CEST) on Wednesday 13 May
According to the latest figures published by
Johns Hopkins University, 4,278,180 cases have been detected worldwide, with 291,981 deaths and 1,502,620 people now recovered.
Nigeria: 4,787 cases / 158 deaths
South Africa: 11,350 cases / 206 deaths
Ghana: 5,127 cases / 22 deaths
Uganda: 126 cases / 55 deaths (tbc)
Students in Senegal get inventing amid coronavirus fight
Engineering students in Dakar, Senegal, have risen to the technological challenge of the coronavirus crisis, creating gadgets such as automatic hand-sanitiser dispensers and a robot capable of taking a patient’s blood pressure and temperature.
According to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there have been 1,995 registered coronavirus cases in Senegal, leading to 21 deaths.