Asia Australasia Covid19 

COVID-19: New Zealand, Palestinian authorities institute new lockdowns

Feb. 27 (UPI) — New Zealand and the Palestinian Authority both announced new lockdown policies Saturday as global COVID-19 cases continued a slow decline from January’s peak, and the number of deaths fell even further. As of Saturday 113 million cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. The United States still leads the world in the number of both cases and deaths, with 511,077 deaths and 28.5 million cases as of Saturday. On Friday the WHO reported 432,193 new cases…

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Africa Covid19 

Egypt secures 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses

The Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed announced on Sunday that the ministry has secured 100 million doses of various COVID-19 vaccines. During a joint press conference with Hossam Hosny, head of the ministry’s scientific committee to combat coronavirus, Zayed added that 40 million doses of these vaccines have been contracted via Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. According to Zayed, Egypt is looking in all directions to provide access to vaccines for the public. So far, it has secured doses from AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, and Russia’s Sputnik-V. Next week, Egypt…

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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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Africa Professional Services 

Chilufya will sue ACC for K10m if they harass him again – Lawyer

Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya’s lawyer Tutwa Ngulube says his client has the right to sue the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for not less than K10 million, for damaging his reputation. And Ngulube has demanded that the commission lifts the suspension imposed on its investigating officer Chipampe Manda who told the court when he appeared as a witness, that Dr Chilufya did nothing wrong. In a featured interview, Ngulube said as the Minister’s lead counsel, he was working round the clock to ensure that his client is not victimised again. “They are…

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