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South Africa: SA Records 4,514 Covid-19 New Cases As Death Toll Hits 94,491

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South Africa reported 4 514 new COVID-19 cases and 94 deaths, of which 20 occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours, said the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Wednesday. The number of deaths brings the…

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Uganda: Parliament Asked to Reverse Cuts on Health Sector Budget

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Kampala — The Committee on Health wants Parliament to reverse its decision to trim off Shs113.14 billion from the health sector budget saying it will affect key interventions. The committee led by the chairperson Dr Charles Ayume, was…

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Morocco: US Donating 2 Million Covid Vaccine Doses to Kenya, Morocco

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Washington — The United States will soon ship more than 2 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the African nations of Kenya and Morocco, the White House told VOA on Wednesday. “As the president has said,…

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Ghana: BioNTech to Establish Vaccine Production Facility in Ghana

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said BioNTech, a German biotechnology company, has agreed to contribute to the construction of a modular production facility for vaccines in Ghana. The vaccine manufacturing plant–initially, the fill and finish plant–is a…

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Ghana: 68.2 Percent of Households Yet to Recover to Pre-Pandemic Income Levels – GSS

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The third wave of the COVID-19 Households and Job Tracker conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service has revealed that majority of households are yet to recover from the shock of the pandemic. Data for the exercise was collected…

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Somalia: Solar-Powered Oxygen Saving the Lives of Somali Children

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Dhusamareb — The installation of a solar-powered medical oxygen system at a hospital in central Somalia is proving effective in saving lives, Somali and World Health Organization doctors said. The innovative solar oxygen system, the first of its…

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Tunisia: Covid-19 – One Death, 855 Infections in Sousse

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Tunis/Tunisia — The coronavirus claimed one more life in Sousse, taking the death toll to 1,356. A further 855 people tested positive, the local health directorate said in an updated report. The caseload spiked to 8,921 infections. The…

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South Africa: Covid-19 Cases Rise By 3,197 As Death Toll Increases to 94,397

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South Africa conducted 36 216 Coronavirus tests in the last 24 hours, of which 3 197 came back positive, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the country logged 132 deaths, with 23 occurring…

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Tunisia: Covid-19 – Positivity Rate of Over 41 Percent in Béja

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Tunis/Tunisia — Béja logged 397 more COVID-19 infections from 958 tests in the past 24 hours (41.44% positivity rate) according to the local health directorate’s latest figures released Tuesday. The number of infections in schools has reached 712…

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Ghana: The China Way for a Better Post-Covid World

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For China, 2021 was a year filled with accomplishments. The Communist Party of China (CPC) celebrated its 100th anniversary of founding. China has achieved the First Centennial Goal of realizing a moderately prosperous society in all respects as…

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