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Luis Monzon
Luis Monzon
Journalist. Reach me at Luis@ITNewsAfrica.com

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the articles that resonated most with our readers. Healthtech was on the radar this week as the pandemic shows few signs of it slowing down.

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In Africa, scientists move one step closer to understanding the nature of the coronavirus – doctors continue to innovate ways to protect healthcare workers from infection. Internationally, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation throws its support in with a new COVID-19 vaccine, and VEON welcomes its new CFO.

Finally, a quick and easy guide to show that one friend why 5G has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic.

Find out more in this week’s top articles:

5. African Scientists Successfully Sequence Local COVID-19 Genome

South African scientists at the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) have successfully mapped the genome of a local sample of the novel coronavirus.

The sample will be added to the global database in order to see if the virus has mutated since arriving in Africa.

4. VEON Appoints New Group CFO

The global provider for connectivity and digital services has a new CFO in the guide of Serkan Okandan.

A graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, the new CFO brings a wealth of experience to the company while reporting to VEON’s team of co-CEOs.

3. Johannesburg Hospital Innovates Device that Protects Healthcare Workers from Infection

In a bid to protect healthcare workers from the highly infectious coronavirus, doctors at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, have devised a new device called the “Intubox”.

With a wide range of protective capabilities, the Intubox can be used for the safe intubation and extubation of patients with COVID-19 and even with other infectious diseases.

2. COVID-19 Vaccine Backed by Bill and Melinda Gates Enters Human Trials

Many institutes around the globe have been preparing vaccines to stop the spread of COVID-19, and from these very few have gone through to human trials.

A new vaccine candidate from Inovio, with the backing of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has been approved for human trials. If successful, the vaccine could be quickly produced en masse and sent across the globe.

1. 5 Reasons Why 5G Has Nothing to do with COVID-19

After the torching of several cellular towers in the UK, and the continued spread of misinformation about the relation between 5G and the coronavirus – this list of reasons quickly and simply debunks several claims by conspiracy theorists on the matter.

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