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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
Zimbabwe goes back into more stringent lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge

Zimbabwe goes back into more stringent lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge

The Zimbabwean government on Saturday restored a curfew and banned all gatherings, except for funerals, for 30 days as the country battles to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections. As[Read More…]

by January 3, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
Rwanda grapples with rising Covid-19 deaths

Rwanda grapples with rising Covid-19 deaths

Rwanda is grappling with a spike in coronavirus-related deaths which have increased sharply over the festive season. As of Wednesday, December 30 last year, the country confirmed 122 new Covid-19[Read More…]

by January 2, 2021 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
Turkey’s help combating COVID-19 in Africa

Turkey’s help combating COVID-19 in Africa

Turkey sent fleets of planes carrying medical supplies, masks, ventilators to help African countries to fight virus From sending ventilators to Somalia, fabric and sewing machines to Mozambique and Eswatini[Read More…]

by December 30, 2020 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
South Africa is seeing a steady increase in cases driven by the new coronavirus variant

South Africa passes one million Covid cases

South Africa has become the first country on the continent to register more than one million Covid-19 cases. It comes just days after authorities confirmed that a new, faster-spreading, coronavirus[Read More…]

by December 28, 2020 0 comments COVID-19 Updates, Lifestyle
A health care worker prepares coronavirus tests in a lab at a COVID drive-thru testing center at Bergen Community College, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Paramus, New Jersey, U.S., December 3, 2020.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RC2XFK9F4BOY

Rwanda sets up COVID-19 testing lab at major airport

Kigali [Rwanda], December 25 (ANI/Xinhua): The Rwandan Ministry of Health on Thursday inaugurated a COVID-19 testing laboratory at Kigali International Airport, the country’s major airport in the capital city Kigali,[Read More…]

by December 25, 2020 0 comments COVID-19 Updates
A health worker checks a nasal swab sample collected from a resident during a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for the Covid-19

Taiwan reports first local coronavirus infection since April

Taiwan reported its first local coronavirus transmission Tuesday, ending 253 days of being virus-free in a major blow for an island that has been lauded for its pandemic response. Health authorities[Read More…]

by December 22, 2020 0 comments COVID-19 Updates, Lifestyle