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Zimbabwe grapples with steady increase in COVID-19 infections

COVID-19 infections have been on a steady rise in Zimbabwe over the past 10 days -- from a low of 27 on November 22...

‘No need to panic’ over Omicron variant: Africa CDC

The African Union's health watchdog on Thursday appealed for calm over Omicron, the new, heavily mutated COVID-19 variant which has prompted many governments to...

South Africa’s new COVID-19 cases double in 1 day amid Omicron...

South Africa’s new cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in a day, authorities reported Wednesday, signaling a dramatic surge in the country where scientists detected...

Ramaphosa hails Nigeria’s solidarity following COVID-19 travel bans

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his gratitude to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari for the solidarity shown in the face of the travel...

South African data suggests Omicron variant gets around some, not all...

The Omicron variant appears able to get around some immunity but vaccines should still offer protection against severe disease, according to the latest data...

U.N. chief slams COVID-19 ‘travel apartheid’ as unacceptable

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that travel restrictions imposed over COVID-19 that isolate any one country or region as "not only...

Ghana says it records first cases of Omicron variant

Ghana's health ministry detected the country's first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant on passengers who arrived at Accra international airport following sequencing carried...

Countries launch WHO pandemic accord talks

World Health Organization member states agreed Wednesday to start work on building a new international accord setting out how to handle the next global...

Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron among travelers from South Africa

Nigeria confirmed its first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant among two travelers who arrived from South Africa last week, the Nigeria Centre for...

Omicron variant could outcompete Delta, South African disease expert says

The Omicron coronavirus variant could be the most likely candidate to displace the highly contagious Delta variant, the director of South Africa's communicable disease...
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