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Veterans Kori Moraba and Chef Dorah Sitole Die Of COVID-19 Complications

Veterans Kori Moraba and Chef Dorah Sitole Die Of COVID-19 Complications

It is another sad day for the people of Mzansi as the country lost Setswana contemporary musician icon Kori Moraba to Covid-19 related complications as well as an award-winning author and former food editor at True Love magazine, Dorah Sitole. Moraba, 73, died at the Netcare Bougainville Hospital in Pretoria, and Sitole’s family confirmed she died at […]

South Africans Return to Lockdown Level 3 After Covid-19 Case Surge

South Africans Return to Lockdown Level 3 After Covid-19 Case Surge

South Africa is once again at Alert Level 3 due to a surge in confirmed cases of Covid-19, with some adjustments. “Under the adjusted Level 3 regulations: All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days from the date hereof, except for funerals and other limited exceptions as detailed in the regulations, such as restaurants, […]

Divert Arms Money To Fight COVID-19- pope says

Divert Arms Money To Fight COVID-19- pope says

Pope Francis urged world leaders on Thursday to divert funds used for armaments to confront problems such as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure vaccines reach the poor and most vulnerable nations. In his message for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on Jan. 1, Francis also repeated a call for […]

18 Army Generals Test Positive for Covid-19

18 Army Generals Test Positive for Covid-19

At least 18 Nigerian Army Generals have tested positive for COVID-19, military sources said yesterday. The infected military officers, according to Channels Television, were said to have had contact with the late Maj. Gen. Olu Irefin who died from COVID-19 complications last week. According to the sources, the affected senior army officers were attendees of […]

Leaders In COVID Fight Praised In Forbes List Of World’s Powerful Women

Leaders In COVID Fight Praised In Forbes List Of World’s Powerful Women

Female leaders who have stood out for their handling of the coronavirus earned honors on Tuesday in the annual Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, which highlighted women’s roles in battling the global pandemic. Women from prime ministers to corporate executives earned spots in the list for their achievements helping mitigate and control the […]

Ensuring Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access Seen Worth Billions To Rich Nations

Ensuring Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access Seen Worth Billions To Rich Nations

Rich nations stand to lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output over the next five years if poorer countries do not get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a report said on Thursday as concerns grow about “vaccine nationalism”. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) seeks to plug funding gaps in its ACT Accelerator […]

UNAIDS Calls On Countries To Step Up Global Action And Proposes Bold New HIV Targets

UNAIDS Calls On Countries To Step Up Global Action And Proposes Bold New HIV Targets

In a new report, Prevailing against pandemics by putting people at the centre, UNAIDS is calling on countries to make far greater investments in global pandemic responses and adopt a new set of bold, ambitious but achievable HIV targets. If those targets are met, the world will be back on track to ending AIDS as a public […]

U.S. Food Banks Short Of Holiday Volunteers Due To Coronavirus

U.S. Food Banks Short Of Holiday Volunteers Due To Coronavirus

Coronavirus fears are stripping U.S. soup kitchens, food banks and charities – normally teeming with volunteers during the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving Day on Thursday – of helping hands to feed the hungry. A food bank in the Rocky Mountain city of Idaho Falls that fed up to 200 hungry people a day pre-pandemic […]

G20 Says It Will Strive For Fair Global Access To COVID-19 vaccine

G20 Says It Will Strive For Fair Global Access To COVID-19 vaccine

Leaders of the 20 biggest economies vowed on Sunday to spare no effort to supply COVID-19 drugs, tests and vaccines affordably and fairly to “all people”, reflecting worries that the pandemic could deepen divisions between the world’s rich and poor. The pandemic and prospects of an uneven and uncertain economic recovery were at the centre […]

UNICEF Says To Ship 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Poor Nations In 2021

UNICEF Says To Ship 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Poor Nations In 2021

 Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a “mammoth operation”, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines. UNICEF said it was working with over 350 airlines and freight companies to deliver vaccines […]

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