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Over 236,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

Over 236,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

As of January 24, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   10,580,634 while over 205,275,858 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached   236,169 and  9,436,859 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases  3,581,359 and   94,117 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 1,098,413 […]

UN-Backed COVAX Mechanism Delivers Its 1 Billionth Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

UN-Backed COVAX Mechanism Delivers Its 1 Billionth Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

With a 1.1 million jab delivery in Rwanda this weekend, the World Health Organization’s multilateral initiative to provide equal access to vaccines for all reached the one billion milestones. Along with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Vaccine Alliance GAVI, and partners, WHO has led the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in […]

U.S. Vaccine Mandates Offer Bargaining Chip For Worker Rights

U.S. Vaccine Mandates Offer Bargaining Chip For Worker Rights

U.S. vaccine mandates are giving workers greater negotiating power, experts say, as the threat of strikes and collective action wins concessions for workers pummeled by the pandemic. They say that labour unions, already enjoying a resurgence of interest under a broader push for workers’ rights, can use the mandates to negotiate better working conditions for […]

11 Countries Removed From the UK’s red list

11 Countries Removed From the UK’s red list

Government announces all 11 countries on the UK red list will be removed from 4 am Wednesday 15 December as Omicron spreads in countries around the world. Pre-departure tests and PCR testing measures on or before day 2 remain in place, with a review of all travel measures in the new year Change comes as […]

Why You Might Want to Drink Water Before You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster Shot

Why You Might Want to Drink Water Before You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster Shot

By now you’re probably well aware that the COVID-19 vaccine—despite it being a life-saving shot—typically comes with at least a few less-than-pleasant side effects. They’re minor, of course: pain at the injection site, fever, fatigue—but feeling any discomfort at all isn’t exactly how you want to spend the day after getting vaccinated. To help, some pharmacies are offering […]

Only 1 in 4 African Health Workers Fully Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Only 1 in 4 African Health Workers Fully Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Only 27% of health workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, leaving the bulk of the workforce on the frontlines against the pandemic unprotected, a preliminary analysis by World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Analysis of data reported from 25 countries finds that since March 2021, 1.3 million health workers were fully vaccinated, with […]

Continent Nears 8.5 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

Continent Nears 8.5 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

As of October 28, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  8,482,418 while over 114,086,034 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 217,588 and 7,837,454 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,920,581 and 89,049 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (945,201), Tunisia (712,139), Ethiopia (363,712), Libya (355,490), […]

Nearly 100 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

Nearly 100 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of October 12, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  8,394,443 while over  99,670,975 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  214,113 and  7,722,557 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases  2,912,346 and  88,346 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (  939,356 ), […]

More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

-More child bearing women and girls prefer home delivery over going to health facilities for safe delivery, stakeholders in the health sector have said. And this is largely due to fear of contracting the Covid-19 virus, they added. The situation is even worse in rural Liberia where access to health facility for women has always […]

South Africa Moves to Adjusted Alert Level 2 As President Pleads With Nation to Get the Vaccine

South Africa Moves to Adjusted Alert Level 2 As President Pleads With Nation to Get the Vaccine

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday night announced that South Africa was moving to Adjusted Alert Level 2 of lockdown regulations, allowing for a number of restrictions on movement, gathering and alcohol sales to be lifted. Lockdown restrictions will be eased from Monday morning to allow for larger gatherings, longer trading hours for alcohol sales and […]

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