Friday, October 22, 2021

South Africa

South Africa scientists monitoring new virus variant

C.1.2. caught scientists' attention because its mutation is almost twice as fast as observed in other global variants, although its frequency remains relatively low.

South African govt asks for 25,000 troops to curb unrest

Seventy-two people have died and more than 1,200 people arrested since former president Jacob Zuma began a 15-month jail term, sparking protests that swiftly turned violent.

South Africa Covid vaccinations face delay after pharmacy lootings

With close to 2.2 million detected coronavirus cases, South Africa accounts for 37% of the continent's recorded infections.

Africa’s top greenhouse gas emitter seeks US$10 billion to shift from coal

A senior energy official says renewable energy production is the future.

South Africa fights to contain Delta surge as vaccine shortage plagues Africa

The head of WHO laments the lack of vaccines being immediately donated by rich countries to the developing world.

10-babies claim by South African woman a lie, say authorities

The Gauteng provincial government says none of the hospitals in the area has any record of the births.

South Africa pulls millions of J&J jabs after contamination concerns

Lagging behind many other countries, South Africa has only vaccinated just over 1% of its population.

South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

The seven boys and three girls were delivered via C-section on Monday.

Rich countries causing ‘vaccine apartheid’ warns South Africa

Meanwhile, some African countries are destroying or giving away vaccines they have been unable to use.

Police break up ‘fake vaccine network’ in China, South Africa

Interpol says this 'is only the tip of the iceberg' when it comes to Covid-19 vaccine-related crime.

India’s Serum Institute asked to take back 1 million vaccine doses by South Africa

The vaccine appears to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African Covid-19 variant.

Robots on reception: South African hotel turns to android staff to beat pandemic

If the hotel receives a guest with Covid-19 symptoms, the robots could be deployed instead of humans as a precaution.

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