Ensure the 16-17 age group is vaccinated before schools open, Dr Mahomva

By Abigirl Tembo Health Editor DESPITE confirmation that the Omicron variant is less severe compared to other Covid-19 variants, health experts say it still poses danger to the unvaccinated. With…

India’s main cities record sharp fall in COVID-19 infections

NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) – India’s capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai have reported a big fall in COVID-19 infections in the past two days and most of those…

Risk of catching Omicron abroad delays airline recovery

BEFORE the Omicron variant of coronavirus burst onto the scene in November, retired Australian Glenn Turnley was looking forward to a three-week trip to Japan, Britain and France in March…

Senegal authorises COVID-19 booster shots, vaccines for children

DAKAR, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Senegal has authorized COVID-19 vaccines for children over 12 and booster shots for adults, the health ministry said on Thursday, as vaccine hesitancy complicates its…

Poorer nations reject over 100 million COVID shots as many close to expiry

BRUSSELS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Poorer nations last month rejected more than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the global programme COVAX, mainly due to their rapid expiry…

Gweru-based senior civil servants get booster shots

By Tafara Chikumira Civil servants are taking the lead in getting COVID-19 booster shots to curb the spread of the Omicron variant. Some public service commissioners and senior government officials…

China donates 10 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Zimbabwe

By ZBC Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has thanked President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China for his decision to donate 10 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Speaking…

UK COVID-19 death toll exceeds 150,000 after Omicron surge

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – The United Kingdom’s official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic rose above 150,000 on Saturday, government figures showed, following a record wave of cases caused…

Two million Covid cases recorded a day world over

By Abigirl Tembo Health Editor THE pace of daily new infections of COVID-19 has nearly doubled in the past week worldwide, surpassing two million known cases a day, with Zimbabwe…

India begins booster shots as Covid-19 cases surge

India has begun giving booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to priority groups amid a surge in infections. Health and frontline workers and people above 60 years with comorbidities are…