Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Zimbabwe to ramp up vaccination amid slight increase in COVID-19 cases - Minister

Zimbabwe to ramp up vaccination amid slight increase in COVID-19 cases – Minister

By Xinhua HARARE: Zimbabwe will include the COVID-19 vaccination in the second round of its polio vaccination campaign set for early next month, a cabinet minister said Tuesday. Addressing a post-cabinet media briefing, Sekai Nzenza, acting minister of information, publicity and broadcasting services, said the COVID-19 vaccination would tackle the ...

Coronavirus Africa

South Africa likely in new (5th) COVID wave, says health minister

South Africa likely in new (5th) COVID wave, says health minister

By Associated Press JOHANNESBURG: South Africa has likely entered a new wave of COVID-19 earlier than expected as new infections and hospitalizations have risen rapidly over the past two weeks, the country’s health minister said on Friday. The increase in new cases has been dominated by the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages ...

Coronavirus World

'Tragic milestone': A million people died from Covid-19 in 2022, WHO says

‘Tragic milestone’: A million people died from Covid-19 in 2022, WHO says

By AFP The World Health Organization announced on Thursday that a million people had died from Covid-19 in 2022, calling it a "tragic milestone" when all the tools existed to prevent deaths. Nearly 6.45 million deaths have been reported to the WHO since the virus was first detected in China ...