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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 Shomolekae     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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Omicron poses "very high" global risk, world must prepare – WHO

By: Reuters     29th November 2021 The Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a "very high" global risk of infection surges that could have "severe... 

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'Government has finally come to its senses' - political parties welcome unchanged lockdown

By: News24Wire      29th November 2021 Political parties have welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to keep the country under a Level 1 lockdown, despite the emergence of a new... 

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Covid-19: Test positivity rate at 9.8% as South Africa records 2 858 new cases

By: News24Wire      29th November 2021 New Covid-19 infections continue to climb, with South Africa recording 2 858 new confirmed cases on Sunday. Gauteng continues to record the highest... 

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Covid-19: Cape Town mayor lashes out at government over handling of new variant announcement  

By: News24Wire      26th November 2021 Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has lashed out at the national health department for its handling of the announcement of a new Covid-19 variant.... 

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Ramaphosa to convene NCCC amid new Covid variant, S Africans urged to remain vigilant  

By: Sane Dhlamini     26th November 2021 Government has urged South Africans to remain vigilant and to exercise all Covid-19 precautions while scientists investigate the newly identified... 


EU moves to halt air travel from southern Africa over Covid variant

By: Reuters     26th November 2021 The European Union (EU) aims to halt air travel from the southern African region amid rising concern about a new Covid-19 variant detected in South... 

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South Africa working at ‘lightning speed’ on new virus variant

By: Bloomberg     26th November 2021 South African scientists are working “at lightning speed” to ascertain how quickly the concerning new coronavirus variant can spread and whether it... 

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Nervy week for markets ends with wild swings on new Covid strain

By: Bloomberg     26th November 2021 Investors dumped risk assets and flocked to havens Friday as a new variant of the coronavirus made its presence known in global markets. Fears the... 

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