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 countries. Vaccine deliveries to African countries, on the other han

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 also planning on destroying 59,00

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 officially become the worst-hit nation on the continent, reporting over 1.6

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, stated that the vaccines have either been donated or sold at favor

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 official tally for the nation, which

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 separate phone calls with the cou

Pfizer begins initial human trial for pill that could cure COVID-19

Leading pharmaceutical giant and one of the most crucial players in the fight against COVID-19, Pfizer, has reportedly announced that it has enrolled several volunteers in initial trials for a new pill, that it hopes could potentially cure COVID-19. As per reports, the pills could be made available

South Africa resumes rollout of J&J COVID-19 vaccine shots

In the past few weeks, Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine has been into headlines over claims of being associated with potential blood clots cases. Speculating this, many countries decided to halt its rollout over concern of public safety. However, after due consideration, South Africa h

South Africa halts use of J&J vaccine over blood clot-related cases

The country has by far lost 53,498 lives to the deadly virus, with 1,561,559 confirmed cases Following reports of unusual blood clots in people inoculated with Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, South Africa has decided to suspend vaccine rollout with immediate effect. According to Sou