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
South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare to manufacture Covid-19 vaccine

South Africa’s Aspen to produce COVID vaccine in Africa

A deal struck by South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare to manufacture Covid-19 vaccine in Port Elizabeth will bring technology transfer but may not increase the supply of vaccines to the continent.[Read More…]

by December 22, 2020 0 comments Business, COVID-19 Updates, Tech
New COVID-19 variants ‘natural and expected’ – WHO

New COVID-19 variants ‘natural and expected’ – WHO

There have been concerns surrounding the new variant of COVID-19, discovered in South Africa and in the UK The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is working with scientists[Read More…]

by December 22, 2020 1 comment COVID-19 Updates
Israeli vacationers returning home from Dubai, the Seychelles and Rwanda after December 26 will have to go into isolation

Israeli vacationers returning home from Dubai, the Seychelles and Rwanda after December 26 will have to go into isolation

Israel’s Ministry of Health has redefined the United Arab Emirates, Seychelles and Rwanda as ‘red’ high infection countries. Israelis vacationing in these locations have until December 26 to return home[Read More…]

by December 20, 2020 0 comments COVID-19 Updates, Lifestyle, Travel
Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine: Everything you need to know

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine: Everything you need to know

Clalit health fund provided a question and answer form to explain everything that is important to know about the new Pfizer vaccine. As the first shipment of Pfizer coronavirus vaccines has[Read More…]

by December 15, 2020 0 comments COVID-19 Updates, Tech