WHO CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON COVID BOOSTER TO ADDRESS UNEQUAL GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF JABS

Wed 04 August 2021: WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on that the World Health Organization (WHO) is asking for a halt on booster COVID-19 vaccination doses until the end of September to ensure equal access to vaccines around the world. He said the move was to enable that at least 10% of the […]

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EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED MAY BE FIRED IN UZBEKISTAN

Tue 03 August 2021: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan approved legislative amendments on Tuesday that allow firms to fire workers who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19. A bill on the amendments was passed by the parliament last week and entered into force after it was signed by the president and published. “In case an […]

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NEW YORK CITY WILL REQUIRE VACCINES FOR ENTRY TO RESTAURANTS

Tue 03 August 2021: New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that proof of vaccination would be required for indoor activities such as entering restaurants and attending performances. The announcement, which is likely to arouse serious controversy in some quarters, is the latest in a string of initiatives aimed at encouraging more residents […]

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OLYMPICS: GREECE WITHDRAWS ITS ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM AFTER FOUR COVID CASES

Tue 03 August 2021: The Greek Olympic Committee (HOC) has announced that Greece has withdrew from the Olympic artistic swimming contests after four of their swimmers tested positive for Covid-19. One athlete tested positive yesterday, and three more tested positive on Tuesday, causing the team to be ruled out and the athletes to be placed […]

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CHINA TO TEST ALL WUHAN RESIDENTS AS COVID-19 RESURGES OVER A YEAR LATER

Tue 03 August 2021: At a press briefing on Tuesday, senior Wuhan official Li Tao stated the city of 11 million people is “swiftly launching comprehensive nucleic acid testing of all residents.” Wuhan, central Chinese city where the coronavirus emerged reported its first local infections in more than a year. A new wave of coronavirus cases […]

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TUNISIA: GHANNOUCHI RE-HOSPITALIZED DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF COVID INFECTION

Mon 02 August 2021: Tunisia’s parliament speaker was re-hospitalized on Sunday, just a day after being discharged, when his health deteriorated due to the effects of a recent coronavirus infection. Rached Ghannouchi, who is also the leader of the Ennahda Movement, was taken to a military hospital in Tunis, Wassim Khadraoui, the press secretary to […]

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HACKERS TARGET AN ITALIAN VACCINATION APPOINTMENT WEBSITE

Mon 02 August 2021: Authorities in Italy say a cyber gang launched a huge ransomware attack, shutting down an official website for booking Covid-19 vaccinations and endangering national security. The website of Lazio, the region of Rome, was unavailable for several hours on Sunday, the municipality confirmed on social media. The powerful hacker attack, described […]

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JAB DRIVE-THROUGH CENTRE SET UP AT HOUGHTON MOSQUE IN JOHANNESBURG

Mon 02 August 2021: The Gauteng province and the Muslim Association of South Africa have teamed up to set-up a drive-thru vaccination site in Johannesburg. The site is situated at the Houghton Mosque and has seen over 700 vaccinations administered a day with a minimal amount of available volunteers. The site only opened this week […]

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