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Vaccination rates have been increasing, but more needed – health expert

By: News24Wire      2nd December 2021 The Covid-19 vaccination rate, which had slowed down, started rising again this week. With news of the new variant, Omicron, spreading fast, more... 

Nigeria says found Omicron variant from October samples

By: Reuters     1st December 2021 Nigeria said on Wednesday it had confirmed its first cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, among them a sample from travellers who came to Nigeria... 

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Petrol price increase was wrong, energy dept admits  

By: News24Wire      1st December 2021 While the petrol price still went up on Wednesday, it was by 75c per litre, and not 81c as the department of mineral resources and energy... 

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Covid-19: Cases climb by 4 373, with majority being recorded in Gauteng

By: News24Wire      1st December 2021 South Africa recorded 4 373 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, with 3 143 of those in Gauteng. According to a statement by the National... 

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Aspen strikes deal with J&J to launch own vaccine, called 'Aspenovax'

By: News24Wire      30th November 2021 Aspen will manufacture and sell its own branded Covid-19 vaccine in Africa, following an agreement with Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson is... 

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SECTION27 supports vaccination for adolescents as part of their right to education

By: Sane Dhlamini     30th November 2021 Public interest law centre SECTION27 is intervening in the case of African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) v Minister of the National Department... 

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Stop acting like former colonisers, Ramaphosa tells African countries that imposed travel bans  

By: News24Wire      30th November 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa says African countries should not act like former coloniser countries by imposing unscientific travel bans after the... 

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Covid-19: Gauteng continues to record highest number of infections with 1 909 new cases

By: News24Wire      30th November 2021 New Covid-19 infections have continued to climb, with the country recording 2 273 new confirmed cases on Monday. Gauteng recorded 1 909 cases in... 

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China's Xi pledges another 1-billion Covid-19 vaccine doses for Africa

By: Reuters     29th November 2021 President Xi Jinping on Monday said China would offer another 1-billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to African countries and would encourage Chinese... 

Rwanda is first Sub-Saharan African country to ban flights to southern Africa

By: News24Wire      29th November 2021 Rwanda has become the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to impose a ban on inbound and outbound flights to southern African countries in the wake... 

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Scientists working around the clock to understand Omicron variant – Health Minister 

By: Thabi Madiba     29th November 2021 Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla said citizens can be confident that in a matter of days and weeks health department’s scientists will have gotten to... 

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