Health

Ramaphosa Bans Alcohol Sales in South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a ban on alcohol sales and said mask-wearing would be mandatory in public as his country became the continent’s first to record one million coronavirus cases. Ramaphosa said during a televised speech that alcohol would be temporarily banned from midnight to help …

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Gates Foundation Commits $250m To Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said on Thursday it had pledged $250 million in additional funding towards the global campaign to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Part of the funds will be channelled to the distribution of life-saving doses of Covid-19 vaccines to parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. “We …

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Coronavirus Cases in Africa Exceeds 2 million

Africa has just surpassed the 2 million mark for covid-19, according to new figures published by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This announcement comes at a time when the world is facing an upsurge in coronavirus cases. Across the planet, there are 55 million infections with 1.3 …

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40 Million Nigerians Suffering Sleeping Sickness–Official

About 40 million Nigerian rural dwellers are affected with sleeping sickness otherwise known as trypanosomiasis. The Minster of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed this during the commissioning of the North-East zonal office of the Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR), in Gombe in the weekend. According to the …

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UNFPA Partners Jumia to Tackle Scarcity of Condoms in Africa

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency and Jumia Uganda, the country’s largest e-commerce platform have today announced a new partnership that aims to increase access to reproductive health commodities and information through Jumia’s platform. Consumers will conveniently and privately have access to a wide range of reproductive …

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UK Imposes Four-week Lockdown as Cases of COVID-19 Increase

Boris Johnson, prime minister of the United Kingdom, has announced a four-week national lockdown as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The lockdown will take effect from November 5 and last till the first week of December. Speaking at a press conference held on Saturday, the …

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