Coronavirus Africa

Coronavirus Africa

Failure To Vaccinate To Turn Africa Into Fertile Ground For New Covid Variants

TimesLive AFRICA must not be left behind in the global response to Covid-19 and vaccination rollouts, lest the continent becomes a breeding ground for new variants. This is the stern warning from African scientists and public health specialists, who have been conducting genomic surveillance on the continent since the arrival of the coronavirus early in

Covax Reduces Covid Jabs For African Countries

BBC AFRICAN countries will receive over 100 million doses of Covid vaccines less than they were to get from Covax by the end of the year, the World Health Organisation says. Africa was to receive 520 million doses by December. The UN global sharing scheme partly attributes this to bilateral deals that manufacturing companies have

108 000 J&J Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Delivered To Ethiopia

By Staff Reporter THE government of Ethiopia has received its first monthly shipment of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) single-shot vaccine purchased through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT). The 108,000 doses were handed over to health minister, Lia Tadesse, at the Bole International Airport Monday. Tadesse said she was “pleased to receive the first

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

SA Booze Ban Stays, Restaurants Open As Ramaphosa Keeps Level 4

TimesLIVE SOUTH AFRICA President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on July 11 2021 after a national coronavirus command council meeting earlier in the day. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the level 4 lockdown regulations for another 14 days, as Covid-19 positive cases continue to rise. Ramaphosa, addressing the nation on Sunday night, said

Julius Malema

EFF Won’t Comply With Level 3 Laws Even If It Means Jail Time: Malema

TimesLIVE ‘FROM today we don’t listen to what Ramaphosa says about the coronavirus. We don’t comply with nonsense he says about the coronavirus until he gives us vaccine and vaccinates our people’ As the country commemorated Youth Day on Wednesday, EFF leader Julius Malema launched a scathing attack on government, instructing his members to defy

Covid-19 Plunges 50 % Zimbabweans Into Extreme Poverty – World Bank

By Alois Vinga EXTREME poverty in Zimbabwe rose to 49 % in 2020 due to the disruption caused on the national economy by Covid-19, coupled with inadequacies in terms of social protection, the latest World Bank report has established. The document entitled, Zimbabwe Economic Update, observes that the number of extremely poor citizens rose to

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu

Tanzania Gears Towards Covid-19 Vaccination

Africa News Once considered as the staunch anti-Covid country, Tanzania is gearing towards vaccination after a team of health experts handed in their report on how to roll out mass inoculation to President Samia Suluhu. The report comes a month after a special committee of experts handed in another report evaluating the Covid-19 situation in

Uganda Closes Schools as Covid Cases Rise

BBC THE country has been reporting a spike in virus casesImage caption: The country has been reporting a spike in virus cases Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has shut down schools and suspended public gatherings as the country faces a surge of infections in a second Covid-19 wave. Public transport between districts will be banned starting

Covid-19: Africa Vaccinates More Than 23.1 Million People

AllAfrica As of May 30, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   4,821,436 while over 23,109,877 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached – 130,120 and 4,355,268 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,659,070 – and 56,363 people died. Other most-affected countries are

IPD Leader Chamuka Doles Out Relief Funds To Covid-hit families

By Staff Reporter SOUTH Africa-based Ideas Party of Democracy (IPD) president Herbert is doling out Covid-19 relief funds to families worst affected by the pandemic. Zimbabwe introduced a hard lockdown two years ago and closed its borders for almost a year rendering most of the people who rely heavily on cross border trading helpless. Informal

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