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COVID-19 Deaths in Africa Fall by Nearly 94% in 2022 says WHO

COVID-19 deaths in the African region are expected to decline by almost 94% in 2022, compared with 2021 which was the pandemic’s most lethal year, a new modelling by World Health Organization (WHO) finds. This comes while cases are estimated...

Nigeria Receives 4-Million Moderna COVID-19 Jabs from US

Nigeria has received 4-million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the US as the most populous country in Africa ramps up efforts to battle a rising third wave of infections. UNICEF officials received the vaccines, which arrived on two...

How Digital Tech is Making Healthcare Smarter

It may sound counterintuitive but one of the major challenges governments across the globe faced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic was actually keeping people away from hospitals. In part, because of an inability to scale up human labour...

WHO Warns SA to Brace for “Very Severe” COVID Surge After Riots

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s Africa director has warned that South Africa should prepare itself for a significant surge in COVID-19 cases after days of widespread rioting and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, two of the most populous provinces...

Chinese-Made Sinovac Vaccine Approved in South Africa

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has authorised the administering of the Chinese-manufactured Sinovac vaccine to South Africans under "certain conditions". One of these conditions from SAHPRA includes the periodic submission of safety data. Previously, the South African health...

Ramaphosa, Macron Announce “Landmark” Plan to Produce mRNA Vaccines in South Africa

South Africa is set to build a new hub for manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines, announces President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa addressed a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The conference was facilitated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Macron,...

WHO Urges African Countries to Expand Critical Care as COVID Surges

Bloomberg reports that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging African countries to expand critical care capacities as soon as possible while COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the continent and vaccine rollout in African countries are basically...

WHO Partners with Facebook to Provide Data-Free COVID-19 Info

The World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with Facebook and South African based Praekelt.org to provide data-free information on the COVID-19 pandemic to vulnerable communities across the globe. This is said to add a vital element to the organisation’s work...

Air Quality Has Sharply Improved Around the World During COVID-19

While no person would choose to go through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers worldwide are keen to investigate the effects of this crisis global experiment. Sustainability experts, Lerato Moja, deputy director for South Africa's department of environmental affairs and Lungile...

African Airline Industry Lost $55 Billion from COVID-19 Lockdowns

Africa's travel and tourism industry have lost $55 billion due to the closure of borders across the continent in attempts to stave off the spread of the novel coronavirus. This is according to the African Union, who says that on...
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What Internet Options Are Available on a Cruise Trip

Staying connected to the internet all the time has become the need of many people around the globe. While...
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