Health

President Farmajo and Minister Fowsio receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

Photo/Somali Times Somali Minister of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia Dr. Fowsio Abikar Nur became the first person to receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine delivered to Somalia yesterday. The minister became the first person to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, the first person in Somalia, and this is said to encourage the use of

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Somalia Receives 300,000 Doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Photo/Somali Times Somalia on Monday received its first shipment of 300,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, destined for frontline workers and those most at risk from Covid-19, the government said in a statement, while a growing number of countries have been suspending the use of the vaccine. The conflict-torn nation has seen coronavirus cases soar

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Ireland suspends AstraZeneca vaccine amid blood clot reports

File – In this Wednesday, March 10, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 to a patient inside the convention center known as “La Nuvola”, The Cloud, in Rome. Irish health officials have recommended the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of serious blood clotting

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Tanzanian president in Kenya with COVID-19: Opposition

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli Multiple local news outlets in Kenya report unnamed African leader was admitted to Nairobi Hospital An opposition leader in Tanzania has claimed that the country’s president was hospitalized in Kenya with severe COVID-19 and is in critical condition. Citing government sources, Tundu Lissu urged authorities on Thursday to publicly disclose

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Kenyans with egg allergies warned over Covid-19 jab

Kenya Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache at a Press briefing on March 3, 2021. If you are allergic to chicken and eggs, then you are ineligible for the Covid-19 vaccine. The Health ministry warned Wednesday that front-line workers with specific allergies should not take the jab. There are protocols that have to be followed before

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President Farmajo holds emergency meeting with health workers, Benadir regional administration and civil society organizations

Photo/Somali Times The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, met with the National Commission for the control of COVID-19 and the Civil Society to hear a report on the health and economic implications of the resurgence of the epidemic. The Minister of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia, Dr Fawzia

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Europe to loosen coronavirus measures starting in March

Several European countries are starting to loosen coronavirus measures at the beginning of March after months of lockdowns. Germany Germany, on Feb. 10, extended its coronavirus lockdown to March 7 due to concerns about highly contagious variants after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s met with premiers of 16 federal states via videoconference. They agreed on a plan

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As Somalia’s COVID-19 cases surge, a variant is suspected

A doctor tends to a patient suffering from COVID-19 in a ward for coronavirus patients at the Martini hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) By HASSAN BARISE A resurgence of COVID-19 cases is hitting Somalia hard, straining one of the world’s most fragile health systems, while officials await test

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Somali Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak is positive of Covid-19

File Photo/Somali Times Somalia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud has announced that he has been quarantined in Burundi for eight days after being diagnosed with Coronavirus. Speaking to state television, Minister Mohamed Abdirizak said the disease had spread to Somalia, from Mogadishu to Burundi. “Covid-19 has spread so much in Somalia that I am

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Tanzania’s president admits country has COVID-19 problem

FILE – In this July 11, 2020 file photo, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli speaks at the national congress of his ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Dodoma, Tanzania. Tanzania’s president John Magufuli is finally acknowledging Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 that his country has a coronavirus problem after claiming for months that the disease had

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