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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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Oil Extends Gains on Progress in COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Oil prices increased on Tuesday, extending the prior session’s gains, as more progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine would have a positive impact on the outlook for global fuel consumption. Moderna said Monday its virus vaccine candidate was 94.5% effective during a late-stage trial. Adding to the positive sentiment, the …

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Travlers to Pay for COVID-19 Tests at Zimbabwean Ports of Entry

The Zimbabwean Government announced on Tuesday that it will charge for COVID-19 tests done on travellers showing symptoms of the disease at ports of entry. The measure is meant to allow the government to replenish laboratory commodities, Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, told a post-cabinet media briefing on Tuesday. Zimbabwe will …

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Nigeria Receives Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

The Nigerian government on Friday received samples of the COVID-19 vaccine from Russia. Russia’s ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, delivered the samples to Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, during a visit Abuja, according to a tweet from the official handle of the Federal Ministry of Health. “We are expressing our interest in …

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