Africa is only region to have unified strategy on COVID-19, says WHO head

“Africa is the only region to have developed a unified continental strategy for the coronavirus pandemic that has delivered results, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday.”

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COVID-19 cases in Africa much more than reported, says UN

“31 out of 46 African countries conducted fewer than 10 tests per 10,000 people per week, says UN health agency.”

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Africa CDC head appeals to avoid mass gatherings

“‘Do not have mass gatherings,’ said John Nkengasong while addressing a weekly press briefing on the continent’s response to COVID-19. ‘We cannot be complacent.’”

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COVID-19 threatens Africa’s food security

“‘Transforming agriculture in Africa is an urgent task,’ Rwandan President Paul Kagame said, adding that ‘agribusiness can be a pathway to prosperity for African families.'”

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Kenya suspends flight to India over COVID-19 surge

“Social media platforms were swamped with messages Wednesday that insisted the Health Ministry act following reports that a passenger plane had left India and was headed for the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.”

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Vaccinated Kenyans flouting COVID-19 measures

“The Kenyan governors urged every Kenyan to adhere to the COVID-19 mitigation measures such as social distancing, wearing of masks, and washing hands in fighting the virus.”

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Nigeria reports zero COVID-19 deaths for 12th day

“A slowdown in coronavirus infections continues in Nigeria as it reported on Sunday 51 new cases and no deaths – the 12th consecutive day with zero fatalities.”

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DR Congo launches COVID-19 vaccination campaign

“Health Minister Eteni Longondo launched the campaign at the University Clinics of Kinshasa. Some diplomats including the representative of the EU were present at the launching of the vaccination campaign. The Central African country received 1.7 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses through the UN-led COVAX facility last month.”

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Kenyans suffer as hospitals face acute oxygen shortage

“We used to refill the oxygen at around 2,000 Kenyan shillings ($20). Now the price has soared, and the demand is high due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now a refill costs us two or three times the amount because there’s a shortage.”

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Over 13.6M virus vaccines administered in Africa so far

“More than 13.6 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, including 12 million AstraZeneca jabs, have been administered in Africa so far, according to the World Health Organization. In a statement on Thursday, the WHO Africa office said there have been no cases of blood coagulation disorders following vaccination in Africa.”

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