Latest Developments

Zimbabwe to Buy 1.8 Million Sinopharm Vaccines, President Says

“Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the country will buy 1.8 million vaccines from China’s Sinopharm Group Co. ‘Procurement plans for other vaccines from India and Russia are also advanced,’ he said.”

via Bloomberg

Mozambique gets first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China

“Mozambique received 200,000 doses of COVID-19 inoculations from China on Wednesday, but the country is yet to disclose its vaccination plan.”

via The East African

Ghana receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines

“Ghana on Wednesday became the first country to receive vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute Covid inoculations for free for poorer countries.”

via The East African

Ghana becomes recipient of historic first shipment of COVAX vaccines

“After a year of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 80,700 Ghanaians getting infected with the virus and over 580 lost lives, the path to recovery for the people of Ghana can finally begin.”

via WHO Africa

US issues fresh travel advisory against Tanzania, urges citizens not to visit country

“‘Do not travel to Tanzania due to COVID-19. For the duration of the pandemic, Tanzania has not implemented stay at home orders, nor limited transportation options or business operations,’ the embassy said.”

via Tuko

Senegal begins covid-19 vaccination with doses from China’s Sinopharm

“Senegal is hoping to inoculate about 90% of a targeted 3.5 million people. Health workers, high-risk persons between 19 and 60 are expected to be vaccinated by the end of the year.”

via Africa News

Cameroon minister urges respect of virus measures

“Cameroon health minister has urged the population to respect coronavirus restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus across the Central African country. The second wave of COVID-19 boosted increase in the country’s figures.”

via Anadolu Agency

Egypt establishes fund to support medical staff

“The Egyptian Ministry of Health has announced the establishment of a fund to support medical staff after their efforts fighting the coronavirus disease.”

via Arab News

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.”

via Anadolu Agency

South Sudan to receive COVID-19 vaccine this month

““I am happy to inform you that we have met all the requirements and have received information from COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) that 864,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been allocated to South Sudan.”

via The East African