64 test positive for Covid-19 in Mash Central prisons

By Wellington Makonese 62 inmates and 2 prison officers have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mashonaland Central prisons. Of the total 43 are from Bindura Prison while 19 are from…

India tests longer-range drone flights, eyes Covid-19 vaccine deliveries

An aviation firm has carried out the first tests in India of longer-range drone deliveries, as hopes grow that they could deliver medicines as well as Covid-19 vaccines to remote…

World Bank, AU join forces to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines

The World Bank and the African Union said on Monday they would work together to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations for up to 400 million people across Africa, bolstering efforts to vaccinate…

Philippines’ president threatens those refusing Covid-19 vaccine with jail

President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Philippines battles one of Asia’s worst outbreaks, with over 1.3 million cases and…

Italy’s health ministry lifts outdoor mask-wearing restrictions

Mask-wearing outdoors in Italy will no longer be required in virtually all of the country starting on June 28. Health Minister, Roberto Speranza, tweeted Monday night that the mask requirement…

WHO to establish first vaccine tech transfer hub in South Africa

South Africa will host the continent’s first Covid-19 vaccine production facility, as President Cyril Ramaphosa said Africa now understood that doses would “never come” from elsewhere in time to save…

500k Sinopharm doses expected on Saturday

THE latest order of 500 000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines is now expected to arrive on Saturday, taking total deliveries of bought and donated vaccines to 2,26 million doses with…

WTO head says South Africa, Senegal, Rwanda and Nigeria considered as vaccine production hubs

Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs in South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, with Nigeria under consideration, World Trade Organization…

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa accuses Big Pharma of ‘selfish, unjust’ vaccine policy

SOUTH AFRICA’S president said on Monday the “selfish, unjust” refusal of pharmaceutical companies and allied Western governments to entertain emergency patent waivers on COVID-19 vaccines was endangering the entire world.…

Tokyo Olympics: Uganda team member tests positive for COVID

A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among athletes arriving for the Tokyo Games…