Tags : Omicron variant

Why Is South Africa Scrapping Isolation For Asymptomatic COVID Patients?

The South African government has announced they would no longer require people who test positive for COVID-19 without symptoms to isolate, based on the trajectory of the pandemic and levels of vaccination in the country, According to a statement issued by Mondli Gungubele, a minister in the presidency, Isolation for patients who exhibit symptoms have […]Read More

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How Travelers, Transporters Fail To Take Precautions Amid Increasing Cases

For Twentyten Daily, Tijani Abdulkabeer and Matthew Piponsuhu, visited various parks in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, to observe the ignorance of travelers and transporters to COVID-19 protocols during the festive season despite recording increasing cases in the state.  The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ogun State leveled up between… You must be registered to […]Read More

WHO Says Omicron Cases Are Doubling At Least Every 3

In a recent report shared by the World Health Organization, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading fast in countries with documented community transmission, with the number of cases doubling in 1.5 to 3 days. The highly mutated variant, now present in 89 countries, is spreading rapidly in areas with high levels of population […]Read More

South Africa Offers 2M COVID Jabs To Other African Nations

To boost the vaccination drive in Africa, South Africa says it would donate 2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to other African countries. The vaccine doses said to be worth approximately $18 million will be produced at the Aspen Pharmacare manufacturing facility in Gqeberha, formerly Port Elizabeth, and be distributed to […]Read More

Pfizer Confirms Third Vaccine Shots Can Neutralize Omicron Variant

BioNTech and Pfizer (PFE.N) have confirmed that a three-shot course of their COVID-19 vaccine is able to neutralize the new Omicron variant following results from recent laboratory tests. The German and U.S. companies said two doses of their vaccine resulted in significantly lower neutralising antibodies but could still be protective against severe disease. “The first line of […]Read More

Ghana To Fine Airlines $3,500 For Unvaccinated Passengers

Authorities in Ghana have announced it will fine airlines $3,500 for each passenger who arrives in the capital’s international airport without being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In the country’s updated Covid-19 prevention measures, airlines would also be penalised the same amount for travellers who did not fill out a health declaration form before boarding their […]Read More

South Africa Faces Covid-19 Fourth Wave Driven By Omicron Variant

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said hospitals are now preparing for more admissions as the country enters a fourth COVID-19 wave driven by the Omicron coronavirus strain. “As the country heads into the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, we are experiencing a rate of infections that we have not seen since the pandemic started,” Ramaphosa said […]Read More

Zimbabwe Beef Up Vaccination Campaign As Covid Cases Rise

 The Zimbabwean government has announced plans to beef up vaccination as one of its measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic following the discovery of the omicron variant. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who made the announcement in a televised address on state TV, urged the unvaccinated population to get vaccinated not just for their […]Read More