Africa witnesses spike in COVID-19 cases amid spread of delta variant

The World Health Organization has recently announced a significant surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa over the last week. According to reports, the world’s 2nd-largest continent registered above 251,000 new cases of COVID-19 during the we

Africa records high caseload of the COVID-19 Delta variant

Over the last three weeks, Africa has witnessed an exponential increase in the number of coronavirus cases with the new Delta variant of the coronavirus strain spreading across 16 nations and showcasing its presence in three out of five countries that are reporting hi

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.


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