South Africa imposes restrictions with rise in Delta COVID-19 cases

In the wake of an unprecedented surge in infections and deaths mostly due to the Delta version of the coronavirus, South Africa has tightened restrictions with level 4 lockdown protocols, which include a longer curfew and a ban on all social gatherings.

WHO, COVAX allies & SA consortium to build vaccine tech transfer hub

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its COVAX allies are currently working with a South African consortium comprising Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines, a network of universities, Biovac, and the Africa CDC, to realize the country’s first COVID mRNA vaccine tec

WHO planning to build a new COVID-19 mRNA vaccine hub in South Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reportedly announced that it is establishing the first COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine technology transfer hub in South Africa. This hub would provide companies from low- and middle-income countries with the know-how and l

WHO official calls for faster vaccine supply Africa as cases surge

Health officials across Africa are calling for a faster supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the continent as it tackles a new wave of coronavirus infections and attempts to curb the evolution of potentially dangerous new variants.

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South Africa to return to strict COVID restrictions as cases surge

As South Africa witnesses a significant spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the country has reportedly announced that it is returning to strictly limiting public meetings and liquor sales.

As per the new guidelines, the n

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