Coronavirus Africa

Coronavirus Africa

Why Some African States Have Vaccine Leftover Doses

BBC DESPITE many African countries struggling to obtain enough Covid-19 vaccines, some have thousands of expired doses they have been unable to use. Which countries have unused vaccines? Malawi has been left with 16,400 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, while South Sudan has 59,000 – all now past their expiry date, 13 April. Both countries

President Samia Suluhu Hassan

Tanzania Signals Change Of Stance On Covid-19

Africa News Major changes could be in the offing to Tanzania’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, President Samia Suluhu Hassan said she would name a committee of experts to advise her government on anti-virus measures. “On the issue of Covid-19, I think I should form a Committee of experts to look at it

Africa Needs $12 Bn Vaccines To Interrupt Covid-19 Transmission -World Bank

Reuters The World Bank estimates that Africa would need about $12 billion for Covid-19 vaccines and their distribution to attain sufficient levels of vaccination coverage to interrupt virus transmission, according to new paper by the bank and the IMF. The paper argued for a further extension of the Group of 20’s debt service moratorium through

Africa Nears 4.2 Million Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

AllAfrica As of March 30, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   4,193,082 while over 6,423,351 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 112,227 and 3,778,956 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,545,979 – and   52,710 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco

Africa Nears 4.1 Million Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19

AllAfrica As of March 21, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   4,095,576 while over5,599,955 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 109,674 and 3,673,287 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,536,801 – and 52,082 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (491,463),

Over 5.2 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Africa

AllAfrica As of March 17, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,052,766 while over 5,214,961 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 108,422 and 3,642,442 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,530,966 – and 51,560 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco

Over 4 Million Vaccinated Against Covid-19 Across Continent

AllAfrica As of March 5, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,935,326 . Vaccinations across the continent stand at 4,027,023. Reported deaths in Africa reached 104,993 and 3,512,429 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,517,666 – and 50,462 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (485,147), Tunisia

Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 104,000 Across Continent

AllAfrica Cape Town — As of March 3, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,913,848. Reported deaths in Africa reached 104,384 and 3,489,682 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,514,815 – and 50,271 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (484,159), Tunisia (234,231), Egypt (183,591), Ethiopia (160,813),

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa Moves SA To Covid-19 Alert Level 1

TimesLIVE SOUTH AFRICA has officially been moved to Covid-19 alert level 1. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Sunday night during his address to the nation on the latest developments around the coronavirus pandemic. The changes were due to kick in as of Monday, with a gazette expected to be published on Sunday night.

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa May Swap, Sell AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine

BBC SOUTH AFRICA is considering swapping or selling the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus, the health minister says. South Africa has one and half million doses of the AstraZeneca jab. Plans to use it to vaccinate health workers have been put on hold after a small study suggested a “minimal” effect against the country’s new variant

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Covid-19: US$500b Needed To Jump Start African Economies

By Business Reporter AFRICAN ministers for finance have unanimously agreed that at least US$500 billion will be required to jump start their economies battered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This came out during a recent virtual meeting for the ministers, which was convened by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the International Monetary

Tanzania President John Magufuli

Tanzania Says Will Not Vaccinate Citizens Against Covid-19

BBC Tanzania’s government, which has been criticised for its handling of the pandemic, has no plans to rollout Covid vaccines, the health minister says. The comments come days after President John Magufuli warned officials against acquiring vaccines saying they could harm people, without giving evidence. Critics have accused him of playing down the threat posed

South Africa took part in human trials for vaccines but has not yet started vaccinating people

Africa’s long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine

BBC Africa will have to wait “weeks if not months” before receiving Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, according to various officials working towards getting doses for the continent. Close to 900 million doses have been secured so far through various initiatives, enough to inoculate about 30% of the continent’s 1.3 billion people