Africa CDC says cannot predict when second COVID-19 shots will arrive

“Many Africans who have received their first COVID-19 vaccine do not know when they will get a second shot because deliveries are delayed, the continent’s top public health official said on Thursday.”

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Algeria to start Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine production in September

“Algeria will start producing Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in September in partnership with Moscow, and part of the production will be intended for African countries, the pharmaceutical industry minister said on Wednesday.”

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Tanzania opposition leader says Magufuli in India with COVID-19

“Tanzania’s main opposition leader said on Thursday that President John Magufuli, an avowed COVID-19 sceptic out of public view for nearly two weeks, is in India receiving medical treatment for the virus and is in a serious condition.”

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South Africa to start COVID-19 vaccinations with J&J doses

“South Africa will start its immunisation campaign with Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after data showed AstraZeneca’s shot offered minimal protection against mild-to-moderate illness from the dominant local virus variant.”

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Plane carrying South Africa’s first 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses lands

“The airplane carrying South Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine doses has landed at the OR Tambo international airport in Johannesburg, state broadcaster SABC reported on Monday.”

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Chad becomes first country to ask for debt overhaul under G20 common framework

“Like several other African countries, Chad is struggling with a high debt burden against a backdrop of the coronavirus crisis and low prices for oil, its major export.”

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South Africa to pay $5.25 a dose for AstraZeneca vaccine from India’s SII

“South Africa will pay $5.25 per dose for 1.5 million shots of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII), a senior official said on Thursday, more than some wealthier countries are paying.”

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COVID-19 shots to cost $3 to $10 under African Union vaccine plan

“African countries will pay between $3 and $10 per vaccine dose to access 270 million COVID-19 shots secured this month by the African Union (AU), according to a draft briefing on the plan prepared by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and provided to Reuters.”

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Mozambique approaches global COVID-19 vaccine scheme for doses for 20% of population

“As a low income country, Mozambique qualifies for subsidised vaccines under the COVAX facility, which aims to make available 2 billion doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021.”

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Senegal’s hospitals stretched as COVID-19 infections surge

“Senegal is rushing to provide more hospital beds for coronavirus patients as infections soar and a lack of capacity means doctors are only able to admit the most severe cases, health officials said.”

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