Zimbabwe: COVID19 fight at full throttle as Indian vaccines arrive

“President Mnangagwa was yesterday at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport to accept the first batch of 35,000 doses of India’s first indigenous COVID19 vaccine, the first tranche of the 75,000 doses of Covaxin donated by the Indian Government.”

via The Herald

Zimbabwe: More vaccines arrive today

“The arrival of the first consignment of the Indian donation adds to vaccine stocks already received as a gift from China and to part of a commercial order placed with Sinovac in China.”

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Zimbabwe: More church leaders take vaccine

“There is nothing wrong in taking a vaccine because it is a preventative measure against the disease just like washing your hands, eating good food and wearing masks that we have already been doing. There is nothing wrong biblically or scientifically with getting the vaccine.”

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Africa needs at least 750M coronavirus vaccine doses

“At least 60 percent of Africa’s 1.2 billion people need to be immunized for a COVID-19 vaccination drive to prove effective, the head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.”

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‘Moral issue’: African official blasts COVID-19 vaccine inequality

“Africa’s top public health official has said “it will be extremely terrible to see” rich countries receiving COVID-19 vaccines while African countries go without it, especially as a new surge in cases begins on the continent of 1.3 billion people.”

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All set for reopening of border posts today (Zimbabwe)

“The formal legal notice was gazetted yesterday reopening Zimbabwe’s border posts today to private motorists and pedestrians, so long as those wishing to enter Zimbabwe have a certificate issued in the previous 48 hours certifying they are free of COVID-19 and in addition show no symptoms of the disease.”

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In post-pandemic Africa, small businesses could be key to recovery

“Despite the inevitable recession, the pandemic has created a unique opportunity to promote the growth of small and medium-size enterprises on the African continent. Indeed, empowering the continent’s SMEs could limit the pandemic’s long-term economic fallout.”

via The Herald