COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 vaccines touchdown in Sudan and Rwanda

COVID-19 vaccines touchdown in Sudan and Rwanda

In a boost for equitable distribution in Africa, 800,000 doses of the AstraZeneca shots touched down in Khartoum, making Sudan the first country in the Middle East and North Africa[Read More…]

by March 4, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
UK defends Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine as South Africa suspends launch

UK defends Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine as South Africa suspends launch

South Africa on Sunday suspended Covid-19 vaccinations after a study showed the AstraZeneca/Oxford University inoculation failed to prevent mild and moderate cases of the virus variant that have appeared in[Read More…]

by February 8, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
Be Firm Vaccines Are Inappropriate – Tanzanian President To Citizens

Be Firm Vaccines Are Inappropriate – Tanzanian President To Citizens

Tanzanian leader John Magufuli has seemingly denied his countrymen the right to be vaccinated as he constantly said there is no corona in the East African nation, ABC News reports.[Read More…]

by February 3, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
Rwanda ranked 6th globally in Covid-19 management

Rwanda ranked 6th globally in Covid-19 management

Australian think tank Lowy Institute has placed Rwanda in sixth place in managing the Covid-19 pandemic and for making its information about the pandemic publicly accessible. The institute ranked 98[Read More…]

by January 29, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
Southern Africa: SADC Loses Ten Cabinet Ministers to Covid-19 in Two Weeks

Southern Africa: SADC Loses Ten Cabinet Ministers to Covid-19 in Two Weeks

Dar es Salaam — When news came out in June last year that Burundi’s Ex-President Peirre Nkurunziza had succumbed to Covid-19, it was seen as mere hearsay. But six months[Read More…]

by January 27, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
Biovac to distribute vaccines to S.Africa healthcare workers

Biovac to distribute vaccines to S.Africa healthcare workers

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa has a three-month plan to import, store and distribute coronavirus vaccines for frontline healthcare workers through a contract with pharmaceutical company Biovac Institute, a letter[Read More…]

by January 21, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
Virus Outbreak-Gorillas

In 1st known primate case, gorillas test positive for virus at San Diego Zoo

8 gorillas believed to have virus and several have been coughing; appears infection came from member of zoo’s team SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo[Read More…]

by January 12, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
South Africans protesting against masks, vaccines head to court

South Africans protesting against masks, vaccines head to court

Pretoria – Demonstrators, including supporters of Liberty Fighters Network (LFN), church members and individuals who are opposed to the wearing of masks, as well as those opposed to vaccines, are[Read More…]

by January 12, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
Burundians wash their hands, as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, on their arrival of their repatriation in Gatumba, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Burundi, on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Onesphore NIBIGIRA / AFP) (Photo by ONESPHORE NIBIGIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Burundi closes borders again as COVID-19 cases on the rise

Burundi will close its land and water borders starting Monday and all passengers passing through the Bujumbura airport will be escorted by police, the government said Friday as COVID-19 cases[Read More…]

by January 10, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
Israel, Health Ministry official: Vaccine may not work on South African COVID strain

Israel, Health Ministry official: Vaccine may not work on South African COVID strain

Health Ministry department of public services director Sharon Alroy-Preis warns Knesset of dangers of South African COVID mutation. Health Ministry department of public services director Sharon Alroy-Preis warned that a new, more[Read More…]

by January 6, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates