• COVID-19 update: 16 mn Africans, less than 2% of the continent, fully vaccinated

    World Health Organization regional director Matshidiso Moeti gave an update on the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent on 8 July. Moeti said that in total, there had been close to 5.7 million cases in Africa, with 146,000 people losing their lives to the virus. Moeti also said that less than 2% of Africans had been fully vaccinated, leaving millions more still vulnerable to infection and severe illness.

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    Long COVID should be 'clear priority' for authorities: WHO

    While some studies have begun to shed light on the illness, it is still unclear why some patients with COVID-19 continue to show symptoms for months, including tiredness, brain fog, and cardiac and neurological disorders.

  • FILE: A nurse from Lancet Nectare hospital performs a COVID-19 coronavirus test in Richmond, Johannesburg, on 18 December 2020. Picture: AFP.

    New COVID-19 cases down 16% last week: WHO

    Five of the six WHO regions of the world reported a double-digit percentage decline in new cases, with only the Eastern Mediterranean showing a rise, of seven percent.

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    Second Ebola death in DR Congo: WHO

    Since the West African Ebola crisis of 2013-16 - which left 11,300 dead across the region - the WHO has eyed each new outbreak with great concern, treating the most recent Congolese epidemic as an international health emergency.