Coronavirus

Tanzania’s President orders creation of Covid-19 task force

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has ordered her government to form a special task force on the Covid-19 pandemic. President Hassan said the special task force will have to examine the trend of Covid-19 in the country. Speaking at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, the President said Tanzania cannot stand alone at this moment. “On …

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Africa to get 400m Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Johnson & Johnson says it will supply up to 400m doses of its vaccine to the African Union’s member states. The jab is a single shot, which should simplify its rollout in comparison to the other current vaccines, which require a second dose. Delivery will begin later in the year for 220 million doses, with the rest scheduled for the …

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Kenya ‘runs out of ICU beds’ amid Covid surge

Kenya has run out of ICU beds as the country deals with a surge in Covid-19 cases, the doctors’ union has said. Healthcare workers were among those admitted at various hospitals across the country, Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) said in a statement. Several doctors have been sharing their experiences on social media, describing heart-breaking scenes they …

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Coronavirus: ‘Double mutant’ Covid variant found in India

A new double mutant variant of the coronavirus and 771 others have been detected in samples collected from 18 states across India. Of the 10,787 samples, 736 were positive for the UK variant, 34 for the South African variant, and one for the Brazilian variant. The report comes amid a recent surge in Covid cases in India. But the government …

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Congo presidential candidate dies of Covid-19

The leading opposition presidential candidate in Congo-Brazzaville has died of Covid-19. Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, 61, was set to be flown to France on Sunday afternoon as voting was underway. He was one of six candidates running against President Sassou Nguesso. His campaign director told the AFP news agency that Mr Kolelas “died in the medical aircraft which came to …

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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is Reportedly Dead

The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has died, according to the government ending days of speculations about his whereabouts. The country’s vice president, Samia Suluhu said on live television on Wednesday evening that Magufuli succumbed to heart disease in Dar Es Salaam. This announcement ends the search for the President of Tanzania who hasn’t been seen for weeks amid reports …

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AstraZeneca vaccine is safe; no side effects recorded in Ghana yet – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority has assured the Ghanaian public that the AstraZeneca vaccines are safe adding that no side effects have been recorded in Ghana yet. Over 300, 000 Ghanaians have been given the jab after the country took delivery of some 600, 000 doses of the vaccines last month. Fourteen European countries including 12 EU members have now …

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KNUST Professor Allays Fears Of Ghanaian Citizens On COVID-19 Vaccine

A professor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has revealed that anyone who is not vaccinated to protect against the COVID-19 stands a greater chance of getting infected by the novel Coronavirus. He also observed that those who even get infected and recover from the infection may not have antibody levels as …

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Heroes of COVID-19: encamped Kpatinga women deserve affection too

Selma Phidelia Korley is a Ghanaian entrepreneur trained at Ashesi University in the country’s capital city of Accra. She is also TheAfricanDream.net March 2021 COVID-19 heroine for her philanthropic work done amidst the global pandemic that showed compassion to people negatively impacted by COVID-19 in Ghana — especially women alleged to be witches. March 11, 2020, makes for exactly 1 …

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March 11, 2020 is 1yr since the WHO declared covid-19 a global pandemic

GENEVA — When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic one year ago Thursday, it did so only after weeks of resisting the term and maintaining that the highly infectious virus could still be stopped. A year later, the U.N. agency is still struggling to keep on top of the evolving science of covid-19, to persuade countries to …

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