First vaccinations begin in Africa for Covid-19 trial

[ad_1] Africa’s first participation in a Covid-19 vaccine trial started Wednesday as volunteers received injections developed at the University of Oxford in Britain, while officials said the continent of 1.3 billion people cannot be left behind. The large-scale trial is being conducted in South Africa, Britain and Brazil. South Africa has nearly one-third of Africa’s […]

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India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series | Cricket News

[ad_1] India and South Africa may play three T20 Internationals at the end of August, provided the situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic improves substantially, Cricket South Africa announced in a press release on Thursday. The fixtures are currently scheduled for late August but CSA’s acting chief executive Jacques Faul said. Faul also spoke positively about […]

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Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers Talk About RCB, Their ODI Team And Raising Funds For Fight Against Coronavirus | Cricket News

[ad_1] Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers helped RCB score 248 in an IPL 2016 game against the Gujarat Lions and broke their own record for the then-highest partnership in T20 cricket as they put on 229 runs together. It was a memorable game for both the players and their fans. In a heartwarming gesture, […]

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South Africa Announces $26 Billion COVID-19 Relief Package

[ad_1] The country has so far reported 58 deaths out of 3,465 coronavirus infections. (Representational) Johannesburg, South Africa: South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced a $26 billion relief package aimed at stimulating the economy and cushion the vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. In a special address to the nation, Ramaphosa announced “a […]

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PM Assures Support To South Africa, Egypt For Essential Medical Supplies To Fight COVID-19

[ad_1] The prime minister also discussed the global health crisis with Egyptian President. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured India’s support to South Africa in maintaining essential medical supplies to fight coronavirus. “Had a good discussion with President @CyrilRamaphosa about the COVID-19 challenge, and assured India’s support to South Africa for maintaining […]

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Africa could see 300,000 coronavirus deaths this year: Report

[ad_1] Africa could see 300,000 deaths from the coronavirus even under the best-case scenario, according to a new report that cites modeling by the Imperial College London. Under the worst-case scenario with no interventions against the virus, Africa could see 3.3 million deaths and 1.2 billion infections, the report by the U.N. Economic Commission for […]

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Prominent Indian-origin virologist in South Africa dies from coronavirus

[ad_1] World-renowned virologist Gita Ramjee has become the first Indian-origin South African to have died after contracting the novel coronavirus that has killed five people in the country. Ramjee, a stellar vaccine scientist and an HIV prevention research leader, had returned from London a week ago but reportedly showed no symptoms of COVID-19. Ramjee, 64, […]

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