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Africa’s economic recovery will be costly – AfDB

By: Thabi Madiba     26th May 2022 Africa will need at least $432-billion to address the effects of Covid-19 on its economies and on the lives of Africans — resources it does not... 

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Nigeria receives 4.4m doses of J&J Covid vaccine from Spain

By: Reuters     25th May 2022 Nigeria has received 4.4-million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine from Spain, a government official said on Tuesday. Nigeria has... 

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Omicron mutations may result in weaker future Covid-19 waves, says Netcare

By: News24Wire      23rd May 2022 For the six months to end-March, Netcare reported a 2% increase in revenue to R10.3-billion, with adjusted headline profit per share rising 29%.... 

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When Africans asked for Covid shots, they didn't get them. Now they don't want them

By: Reuters     18th May 2022 It's noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over their mothers while they wait to get their measles vaccines. Outside, an area... 

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Aspen’s Covid flop bodes ill for Africa’s vaccine making drive

By: Bloomberg     18th May 2022 Africa’s drive to set up a vaccine industry after being left at the back of the queue in the global scramble for Covid-19 shots has stumbled at the... 

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Second J&J shot prevents hospitalisation, severe Covid-19 – study  

By: News24Wire      17th May 2022 A new study shows that people who receive a second dose of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are less likely to end up in hospital for the... 

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WHO urges Southern African countries to scale-up health response as Covid-19 cases surge

By: Thabi Madiba     12th May 2022 Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa Dr Abdou Salam Gueye is urging Southern... 

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Covid-19: Just over 10 000 new cases recorded in SA on Wednesday

By: News24Wire      12th May 2022 South Africa recorded 10 017 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases. "Today, the institute... 

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Covid-19: Western Cape braces for 5th wave

By: News24Wire      11th May 2022 The Western Cape is bracing for another wave of Covid-19 infections. The provincial Department of Health has confirmed that there has been a... 

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S Africa cuts back vaccine drive amid citizen apathy, may have to destroy doses

By: Bloomberg     10th May 2022 South Africa is scaling back its Covid-19 vaccination drive and may have to destroy doses because of a lack of demand from citizens even as the... 

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World Coal Association favours just energy transition to net zero future  

By: Martin Creamer     5th May 2022 The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net zero future, World Coal Association chairperson... 

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