Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

Kenya issues travel advisory against Tanzania as COVID-19 situation escalates

The government of Kenya issued an alert to her citizens living in Tanzania in the wake of the Covid-19 upsurge in the neighbouring country. The Director of Public Health, Dr Francis Kuria, has advised Kenyans to conform to strategies laid out by relevant authorities. “We are asking Kenyans in Tanzania to seek informed advice about the disease. “We are alert. We have heightened surveillance at the border to avoid any further imported infections. We have also advised Kenyans, in general, to avoid unnecessary travel to Tanzania,” Kuria, an assistant to Health CS Mutahi…

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Covid19 Europe Healthcare 

Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Is Yet To Land In Nigeria – Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora

On September 4, it was reported that the COVID-19 vaccines has already landed in Nigeria. Mamora told newsmen that Nigeria’s Russian Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission, Alexey Shebarshin visited Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health to update him on the Russian vaccine. He said; “We have not yet received the vaccine and, to the best of my knowledge, it is not yet ready. The Russian Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission only visited us to give us an update. Many other stakeholders joined the meeting virtually. When the…

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Parliament warns of another Covid-19 corruption scandal in South Africa

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has expressed concerns over the delays in the procurement of the laptops for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) qualifying students. Committee chairperson Philly Mapulane says it has been four months since Higher education minister Blade Nzimande announced that government will procure laptops for all NSFAS qualifying students in universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges. The laptops form part of government’s remote learning strategy to save the 2020 academic year as a result of the country…

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Malawi Traditional Leader Orders Chiefs to Dissolve Child Marriages From COVID-19 Lockdown

A senior traditional leader in Malawi has ordered village chiefs to dissolve all the child marriages that took place during the country’s coronavirus lockdown so girls can return to classes when schools start reopening next month. Senior Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, a well-known campaigner against early marriage, said an increase in the illegal practice as well as teen pregnancies during the pandemic had spurred her renewed push to save child brides. Kachindamoto joined forces with women’s rights groups for the campaign, spreading their message among parents and village leaders across the…

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Czech Republic, Tunisia added to COVID-19 travel ‘amber list’

The health authorities have added the Czech Republic and Tunisia to the ‘amber list’ of arrivals. Countries on the list, which also includes Bulgaria, Romania and the Spanish regions of Barcelona, Girona and Madrid, are required on arrival in Malta to produce a negative COVID-19 test taken not more than 72 hours before their flight to Malta. Those who do not produce the result may be swabbed or put in quarantine. The amber list was introduced last week and comes in between a ‘green list’ of countries from which travel…

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