Health

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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UK urges UN resolution for pause in conflicts for virus jabs

In this image made from UNTV video, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a U.N. Security Council high-level meeting on COVID-19 recovery focusing on vaccinations, chaired by British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at UN headquarters, in New York. (UNTV via AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain circulated a draft

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The Somali government bans public gatherings due to Covid-19

Photo/Somali Times At a joint press conference in Mogadishu, members of the Somali Cabinet and military officials warned the Somali public against rallies due to the devastating effects of Covid-19 on the country. Somali Minister of Information Abukar Osman Dubbe along with Minister of Health and Safety, saying that by preventing the risk the government

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Somali Health Minister warns of the Covid-19 spread

Photo/Somali Times The Minister of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia, Dr. Fowsio Abikar Nur, has issued a stern warning against the risk of resurgence of Covid-19. Somalia’s health minister said, according to figures released this month, the disease is still on the rise and there are more deaths. Dr. Fowsio also shared with

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