India reports another record daily rise in COVID infections

Aljazeera – India has reported a record daily increase of 217,353 Covid-19 infections over the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed – the eighth record daily increase in the…

Sinovac vaccine has 50.7% in Brazil tests, but what does it really mean?

THE Sinovac vaccine showed an efficacy rate of 50.7% in a test study in Brazil, according to media reports. The report has raised interest in Zimbabwe, where Sinovac is one…

Madagascar postpones schools reopening over Covid

Madagascar has postponed the reopening of schools previously planned for Monday next week, citing an increase in coronavirus cases. The country’s cabinet said schools would remain closes until further notice.…

Malawi ‘destroys 16,000 expired Covid vaccines’

THE Malawi government will destroy more than 16,000 Covid-19 vaccines that reached their expiry date, the health minister has been quoted by the AFP news agency as saying. The vaccines…

Hospitals run short of beds as Asia’s COVID-19 cases surge

INDIA and Thailand reported record daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, as a new wave of infections, combined with a shortage of hospital beds and vaccines, threatens to slow Asia’s recovery…

AstraZeneca vaccine: Denmark stops rollout completely

DENMARK has ceased giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine amid concerns about rare cases of blood clots, the first European country to do so fully. The move is expected to delay…

Zimbabwe surpasses 200 000 mark in vaccinations

By Abigirl Tembo Health Editor WITH over two hundred thousand people having been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Zimbabwe, the country now has the third highest rate of vaccinations in the…

Covid: ‘Israel may be reaching herd immunity’

A leading Israeli doctor believes the country may be close to reaching “herd immunity”. This happens when enough of a population has protection against an infection that it stops being…

Situation at Sacred Heart Schools under control

By ZBC ReporterThe Ministry of Health and Child care has assured the nation that the situation at Sacred Heart Primary and Secondary Schools in Umzingwane District is under control as…

Zambia receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines

THE first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Zambia on Monday as the southern African nation begins the rollout of the vaccination program as one of the pillars to the…