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Australia aims to complete review of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021

3 December 2020, 5:05 AM

Australia’s pharmaceutical regulator said on Thursday it is on course to review Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021, with the country sticking to a March timetable to start vaccinations.

CDC chief warns Americans face ‘rough times’ from COVID-19 through winter

3 December 2020, 4:10 AM

The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Wednesday the COVID-19 pandemic, raging with unprecedented fury nationwide, will pose the country’s grimmest health crisis yet over the next few months, before vaccines become widely available.

Japan’s service sector struggles to recover amid COVID-19 resurgence – PMI

3 December 2020, 3:37 AM

Activity in Japan’s services sector continued to falter in November, a private sector survey showed, as a resurgence in coronavirus infections weighed on new business and employment conditions.

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in world first

3 December 2020, 1:26 AM

Britain approved Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation programme in history.

COVID-19 slashes Kenyan tourism revenues by $1 billion

3 December 2020, 12:41 AM

Kenya’s tourism sector lost close to $1 billion in revenue between January and October, when numbers of foreign visitors fell by two thirds due to COVID-19, the Tourism Ministry said on Wednesday.

SA records more than 4 000 new COVID-19 cases

2 December 2020, 8:31 PM

The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa has reached 796 472 after a further 4 173 people were confirmed to have the virus in the most recent period.

Stricter COVID-19 regulations possibly on the cards in Nelson Mandela Bay

2 December 2020, 4:51 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro continues to deal with the increase in coronavirus infections, but stricter COVID-19 regulations are possibly on the cards to curb the rapid spread.

Gauteng government predicts a surge in COVID-19 infections this festive season

2 December 2020, 4:17 PM

The Gauteng government is predicting a surge in COVID-19 infections this festive season. Gauteng Premier David Makhura addressed the media today to outline measures to strengthen the provinces health-care system.

Nurses suspended in Eastern Cape for refusing to care for COVID-19 patients

2 December 2020, 2:35 PM

The Eastern Cape Health Department says it’s disappointed that 38 nurses had to be suspended because they refused to care for COVID-19 patients. The suspensions happened at Empilweni TB hospital in Port Elizabeth.

Experts discuss impact of COVID-19 on HIV/Aids treatment, testing and research

2 December 2020, 7:06 AM

Latest data from the United Nations Aids shows that the rate of new HIV/Aids infections globally is decreasing, but not rapidly enough and it remains a critical health care priority for countries around the world.

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