Category Archives: Health

US Passes 350,000 COVID-19 Deaths

The United States has passed the milestone of 350,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data, even as vaccinations against the coronavirus-caused disease get off to a slow start. As countries around the world tighten lockdowns, impose curfews, ban large get-togethers and even halt alcohol sales to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases, officials

China Grants First Approval of Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by a Chinese drugmaker is the first to be granted official approval by China’s government. The government’s National Medical Products Administration announced Thursday that it had given conditional approval to a vaccine developed by Beijing Biological Products Institute, a subsidiary of state-owned Sinopharm. The regulatory agency granted the approval a day

Deputy Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Deputy Minister of the Police Mr Cassel Mathale has on Wednesday, 30 December 2020, tested positive for COVID-19. The Deputy Minister is currently asymptomatic and is self-isolating. Mr Mathale is one of 21 294 employees of the South African Police Service who have been infected with the Corona virus. Unfortunately, 336 members of the service

Malawi Reintroduces COVID-19 Restrictions as Cases Surge

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Malawi has closed its borders after confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped 75 percent in the past two weeks. Malawi authorities attribute the surge to relaxed preventive measures and increased cross-border traffic for the holidays. Health campaigners have welcomed the border closure, but say Malawi should also mandate face masks and sanitizers. Malawi