Health

Tanzania’s new president changes policy on COVID-19, media

File – In this Tuesday, March 16, 2021, file photo, Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan speaks during a tour of the Tanga region of Tanzania. Tanzania’s new president appears to be taking a new, scientific approach to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Tuesday April 6, 2021, she will form a technical

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Kenya came out fighting UK over the Covid-19 travel ban

Photo: Credit AFP/Tolga Akmen/ President Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hands with Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street in central London on January 21, 2020, ahead of their meeting. By Aggrey Mutambo Kenya is among four counties that have been added to UK’s red list amid concerns about new Covid-19 variants. Kenya came out

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Somali Health Minister Fowzio says staff rejects Covid-19 vaccine

Photo/Somali Times The Minister of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia, Ms. Fowzio Abikar Nur, said that staff at the Ministry of Health have refused to receive the Covid-19 vaccine against the epidemic. The health minister noted that staff who did not receive the vaccine would not be present at government offices, adding that

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J&J agrees to supply African Union with up to 400 million COVID shots

The exterior of Johnson and Johnson’s subsidiary Janssen Vaccines in Leiden, Netherlands March 9, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw Johnson & Johnson has agreed to supply up to 400 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the African Union (AU) from the third quarter of 2021, the drugmaker said on Monday, as the continent struggles

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France hit by 3rd virus surge; culture minister in hospital

PARIS (AP) — France’s high-profile culture minister has been hospitalized for COVID-19, the latest senior official to become ill as the nation faces a third surge of coronavirus infections, this one propelled by a highly contagious variant first found in Britain. Roselyne Bachelot, 74, announced last weekend that she tested positive and her hospitalization was

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‘We have to remember, learn and prepare’: Is the UK ready for the next pandemic?

Experts have warned that it is vital we do not neglect our responsibilities in readying for future pandemics (Is the UK ready for the next pandemic?) By Samuel Lovett One year has passed since Britain was first plunged into lockdown. So what lessons have been learned – and is the nation now better equipped at

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Wealthy Kenyans set for early Covid-19 jab

Healthcare staff prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine. Kenya has opened talks with a global partnership under the World Health Organisation for local top private hospitals to buy the Covid-19 vaccines for wealthy Kenyans. A senior official at the Ministry of Health told Business Daily that the State and Covax are in discussion to allow

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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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