Medical & Health

WHO Urges African Nations to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccinations

July 22, 2021

The World Health Organization is urging African countries to ramp up preparations for COVID-19 vaccination rollouts in anticipation of the imminent arrival of millions of vaccine doses on the continent. WHO reports more than 6.2 million people have b…

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Muslim holiday to be observed in Turkey in ‘relatively better conditions’: President

July 19, 2021

Turkey has significantly contained the spread of COVID-19 and the country will observe this year’s Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, in relatively better conditions, the Turkish president said on Monday.In a video message markin…

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Turkey extends condolences over loss of lives in Pakistan road accident

July 19, 2021

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday extended condolences over the loss of lives in a road accident in Pakistan.”Learned with deep sorrow that many Pakistani brothers and sisters passed away in a bus accident in Punjab (northeastern prov…

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Turkey has administered nearly 63.7 M COVID-19 vaccine shots

July 19, 2021

Turkey has administered nearly 63.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released on Monday.The country continues its intensive vaccination campaign to curb the spread of coro…

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Muslim holiday to be observed in Turkey in ‘relatively better conditions’: President

July 19, 2021

Turkey has significantly contained the spread of COVID-19 and the country will observe this year’s Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, in relatively better conditions, the Turkish president said on Monday.In a video message markin…

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COVID-19 Surging in Africa, WHO Warns

July 15, 2021

The World Health Organization has warned that COVID-19 is gaining ground in Africa, with the death toll jumping 43% in the past week. WHO says the continent recorded 1 million new cases in just one month, with several countries facing shortages of oxy…

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Cameroon Says Separatists Disguised as Military Kill, Loot

July 15, 2021

Cameroonian officials say anglophone rebels are taking a new tack in their fight to break away from the country’s French-speaking-majority. Officials say the separatists have started disguising themselves as military troops to infiltrate villages and …

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Scale of 3rd COVID wave in Africa ‘is like nothing we’ve seen before’

July 1, 2021

Coronavirus cases in Africa are rising rapidly, as the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus is becoming more widespread. “Almost 202,000 cases were reported in the past week and the continent is on the verge of exceeding its worst week ever in this pandemic,” Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said at […]

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