Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has commended Saudi Arabia’s efforts in organizing this year’s Hajj amid strict coronavirus precautionary and preventive measures. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, the WHO chief said: “As the faithful gather to perform Hajj this year, we welcome the public health planning[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the selection of South Africa by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to establish the first mRNA technology transfer hub will help change the continent’s image and promote self-reliance. The hub will boost vaccine manufacturing abilities in the region, as Africa continues to struggle with vaccine procurement.[…]
The Pretoria High Court will on Monday hear arguments by lobby group, AfriForum, and Dr George Coetzee on why doctors should be allowed to prescribe Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The arguments will focus on the doctors’ own discretion and without limitations to access caused by the Section[…]
Germany, France, Italy and Spain have suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after several reports of blood clots in people who received the shot in Europe. The flurry of suspensions on Monday came after a number of other countries, mostly in Europe, halted their rollouts late last week. The[…]
Over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in South Africa over the past 24 hours. This brought the number of the country’s total infection rate to over 1, 528,000. The number of daily fatalities reported in the past day was 82, bringing the number of deaths to 51,261. […]
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is no evidence that the variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa is more contagious than the one in the United Kingdom. South Africa and the UK are currently battling different variants of the virus which have fuelled infections. Research is also[…]
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern following a six percent increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the past seven days, despite a two percent decrease in the number of infections on the African continent. South Africa is one of 16 countries that have shown an increase. South African[…]
Corrupt practices around medical safety gear for COVID-19 health workers is tantamount to “murder”, the World Health Organization chief said Friday. In strong remarks, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that corruption which deprives health workers of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) threatened not only their lives but also the lives of[…]
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed cautious optimism as the country’s Covid-19 cases take a dip and government bolsters efforts to prevent further transmission of the deadly virus. Mkhize was speaking during an official welcoming of the first members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) surge team that has[…]
Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square hanging up symbolic nooses that they say officials should be hanged on over this week’s blast amid clashes between protesters and riot police near parliament. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr at the scene said civil society groups have been calling on people to[…]
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