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Pfizer study suggests its vaccine is effective against coronavirus variant

According to an experiment conducted by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, the new coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by the company and Germany's Biontech is also...

Worldwide death toll from COVID-19 hits 1 million

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world...

South African restaurants, salons to reopen amid virus surge

South Africa will ease lockdown rules for a third time since imposing them in March and allow a range of businesses including eat-in restaurants,...

Tunisian herbalists cash in on coronavirus fear

There is no known cure for the new coronavirus, but in the medicinal herbs souq in Tunis, anxious Tunisians are consulting with herbalists and...

Mauritius bans visitors from South Korea, Italy over COVID-19 fears

In response to the widening coronavirus outbreak, Mauritius enacted a ban denying entry to anyone who has been in South Korea or the three...

COVID-19 survivor in Ghana urges end to discrimination

A COVID-19 survivor in Ghana on Thursday urged the public to be sympathetic toward patients and survivors of the disease and avoid any kind...

COVID-19 lockdowns, curfews saving lives but ruining livelihoods

  In a dark ground-floor room in Lagos, dressmaker Kemi Adepoju gazes at a pile of dresses she has made but which cannot be collected...

South Africa to repatriate students from Wuhan

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered the repatriation of some 132 South Africans living in China's Wuhan city, the epicentre of the coronavirus...

SCIO briefs on provision of key medical supplies, daily necessities for...

China's State Council Information Office (SCIO) held a press briefing about the provision of key medical supplies and daily necessities supplies on the prevention...

Tanzania maintains no COVID-19 case ~VP

Tanzanian Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan maintained on Sunday that there was no reported case of COVID-19 in the east African nation. "There is no outbreak of...