CORONAVIRUS

18-Nov-2022 to 09:04

South Africa reports slight rise in Covid cases

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s coronavirus infections are on the rise again, with the country reportedly entering another wave of the pandemic, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Senior Researcher, Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, has said.

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26-Oct-2022 to 07:53

Botswana, S/African scientists recognised for COVID research

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Two scientists in Botswana and South Africa have won the 2022 German Africa Award for their role in identifying the deadly COVID-19 Omicron variant that caused a worldwide stir at the end of 2021.

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29-Sep-2022 to 09:42

Botswana lifts remaining COVID-19 restrictions

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has lifted the mandatory wearing of masks and other remaining COVID-19 restrictions as the government announced a sharp decline in infections.

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28-Sep-2022 to 11:25

S/Africa to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to Liberia – Ministry

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has agreed to deliver over of two million Covid-19 doses to fellow African countries, with a 79,200 batch of the vaccines to be handed over to Liberia on Friday, Deputy International Relations and Cooperation Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini said on Wednesday.

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29-Aug-2022 to 12:48

S/Africa: Scientist warns of imminent new Covid-19 wave

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africans should brace themselves for a new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic due to their low vaccination rate for the disease, virologist Barry Schoub warned on Monday.

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17-Aug-2022 to 09:00

Zimbabwe scraps mandatory outdoor wearing of masks

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe government has scrapped the mandatory wearing of face masks in public outdoor places by fully vaccinated individuals, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said.

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12-Aug-2022 to 09:51

Namibia, Africa CDC embark on mass COVID-19 vaccination drive

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has embarked on a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive in Namibia amid indications that just over a quarter of the country’s adult population has been fully vaccinated.

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