Botswana to receive donation of COVID-19 vaccines from China

“Botswana has been battling a surge of cases which earlier this month forced the government to extend a state of public emergency by a further six months to curb the spread of the virus.”

via CGTN

Namibia spent over $29 million on COVID-19 vaccines

“Namibia is to receive Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca and other vaccines through the global vaccine sharing scheme COVAX; it will also get vaccines donated by China.”

via CGTN

Namibia confirms presence of COVID-19 variant in genomic sequencing results

“The variant of concern, first identified in South Africa and known as 20H/501Y.V2 or B.1.351, was found in 16 out of 81 samples from ten regions in Namibia, which were isolated between October 2020 and February 2021.”

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Libya reports 1,159 new COVID-19 cases

“The Center for Disease Control of Libya reported 1,159 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to nearly 50,000. The center launched a telemedical consultation program to link Libyan medical consultants in the United States with medical consultants at quarantine centers in Libya.”

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Uganda may reimpose ban on public transport amid surge in COVID-19 cases

“The Ugandan government may reimpose the ban on public transport amid reports of a section of motorists flouting COVID-19 regulations, an official warned on Monday. The Minister of Works and Transport Edward Wamala issued the warning while pointing an accusatory finger at public taxi operators and other motorists.”

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Kenya rolls out testing in Nairobi slums, but some fear stigma

“Many Kibera residents are casual labourers, cleaners, market sellers and motorbike taxi drivers, who have lost work due to the COVID-19-linked restrictions in Kenya. Some are reluctant to be tested, fearing neighbours will shun them.”

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Burundi Warns EAC Observers Will Be Quarantined For 14 Days

“Burundi is scheduled to hold its general elections on May 20 but has warned that observers sent by the East African Community will be placed under mandatory 14-day quarantine. This means the election observers will not be able to follow up the electoral process because the quarantine period will elapse two days after the elections are held.”

via CGTN

Tunisia receives drones from China to aid COVID-19 fight

“The Ministry of Health and the COVID-19 Task Force in Tunisia have received Chinese drones, equipped with temperature sensors and loud speakers.”

via CGTN