Germany's public health authority launched a smartwatch app on Tuesday in partnership with healthtech startup Thryve to help monitor the spread of Covid-19 and analyse whether measures to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic are working.
Shoprite Group, the biggest food retailer in Africa, had rolled out new social distancing and hygiene measures, including temperature testing and mobile clinics for its employees to help ensure its stores remained safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has been directed to ensure that money transfer service systems are working efficiently and are accessible to the public, especially for processing of financial international remittances.
Some small businesses are already receiving financial assistance from The South African Future Trust, established by Nicky and Jonathan Oppenheimer to offer an initial $54 million in support to small and medium enterprises impacted by Covid-19.
The World Bank has announced that it has approved over $7.60m International Development Association grant to help Sierra Leone respond to the threat posed by the Coronavirus outbreak and also strengthen the country's public health system preparednes.
The increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has led to innumerable complaints of anti-competitive conduct from customers and consumers across the continent,who have expressed concerns over sudden price hikes of healthcare and hygiene products.