South Africa rapidly vaccinates over 15,000 health workers

“Africa’s most advanced economy started vaccinating health workers against the virus Wednesday after receiving its first batch of 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday night.”

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Rwanda eases COVID-19 lockdown in capital

“Rwanda on Monday allowed resumption of businesses in the capital Kigali with essential staff, not more than 30%, as the country began easing its second coronavirus lockdown in the capital.”

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Tanzania suspends health official over epidemic claim

“A chief medical officer was suspended after saying that an unidentified infection, which caused people to experience nausea and vomit blood, plagued a single administrative ward of Ifumbo.”

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Unidentified disease kills 15 in Tanzania

“At least fifteen people died and more than 50 others were hospitalized in southern Tanzania due to an unidentified infection that caused many to experience nausea and vomit blood, health officials said on Sunday.”

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Nigeria: New virus strain taking toll on health workers

“Over the past week, 75 Nigerian health workers have tested positive for the new coronavirus strain detected in the country, an official said late on Monday. Many patients visiting hospitals were found to be unaware of their COVID-19 status, making healthcare workers particularly susceptible to infections.”

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Tanzania embarks on steam therapy to fight coronavirus

“Tanzania’s government Monday launched a nationwide campaign to promote steam therapy to curb the spread of COVID-19.”

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South African coronavirus variant may pose global risk

“A coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa may pose a global risk if its spread is not prevented, according to a Turkish expert.”

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Zimbabwe: COVID-19 kills another former minister

“The novel coronavirus claimed the life of another former minister in Zimbabwe on Sunday night, his family announced Monday. Tendai Savanhu, a former deputy minister for Lands and Resettlement, was 52 years of age.”

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Chad extends coronavirus curfew in capital

“Chad authorities extended a curfew in the country’s capital N’Djamena and other provinces to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Authorities said in a decree late on Tuesday that curfews would resume Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. local time.”

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Zimbabwe orders most civil servants to work from home

“Following death of two ministers from COVID-19, only 10% of government workers will be allowed to work at offices.”

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