South Africa suspends 2 million contaminated J&J coronavirus vaccines

South Africa has reportedly been struggling to meet its vaccination demand amidst the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the country announced the withdrawal of nearly two million doses of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine after the announcement of a pos

AstraZeneca shots should be avoided for age over 60s - EMA official

On Sunday, the head of the European Medicines Agency’s Covid-19 taskforce reportedly stated that in addition to the younger demographic, countries should also avoid administering the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to adults aged over 60, citing concerns about r

First new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years “aducanumab” gets FDA approval

A controversial novel drug for Alzheimer’s disease has reportedly received approval from the U.S. FDA on 7th June 2021. The approval of this new drug, a first in almost two decades, would trigger the pressure to extend its availability across the glob

As Covid vaccination imports dry up, a third wave is sweeping Africa

With eight nations reporting a 30 percent increase in cases last week, the WHO has reportedly stated that the continent urgently needs more vaccines.

According to the WHO, the pandemic is currently witnessing an upward trend in 14

Africa to destroy around 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Democratic Republic of Congo has reportedly returned 1.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Covax facility and South Sudan has also alerted the global initiative for equitable COVID-19 vaccine access about returning 72,000 vaccine doses. South Sudan is a

South Africa imposes stricter lockdown in face of a third COVID wave

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly announced that South Africa would reimpose stricter lockdown measures as the country is facing the threat of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per reports, South Africa has officia

China announces COVID-19 vaccine supply to 40 African countries

China has reportedly announced its plans to supply COVID-19 vaccines to almost 40 African nations. The country has described its action as ‘purely altruistic’, claim reports.

Wu Peng, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official

South African COVID-19 mortality much higher than official toll: SAMRC

A recent report by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) pertaining to excess deaths in the previous year has supposedly found that over 133,000 people in the country have died due to COVID-19. Evidently, this number is significantly higher than the offic

China to improve COVID-19 support for Belgium, Sudan, and Suriname

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, has reportedly stated that China has further extended its support to Belgium, Sudan, and Suriname in their battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Wang apparently pledged support to the three nations in s