The East African Community (EAC) staff members will work from home beginning
The decision has been informed by the emergence of
coronavirus symptoms among staff members in EAC headquarters in Arusha.
Secretary General Peter Mathuki said on Wednesday that most
of the staff members will work from home from
Pfizer on Wednesday said a booster dose of its two-shot
COVID-19 vaccine spurs a more than threefold increase in antibodies against the
coronavirus, as the company seeks US regulatory approval for a third injection.
According to Reuters, the drug-maker and its German partner
BioNTech SE aim to complete the
President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the nationwide
curfew running from 10.00 pm to 4.00 am for a further containment period of 60
days as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
All physical/in-person public gatherings and meetings, including political rallies and campaign meetings for impending by-elections are
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Africa
reached 7,182,710 as of Friday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the
African Union (AU), said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 181,098
while 6,259,666 patients
officials are facing punishment over negligence in handling coronavirus delta
Bloomberg, the COVID-19 outbreak in the country has spawned nearly 900
symptomatic infections across China in less than a month.
This resurgence, is
complicating Beijing’s strategy of keeping the virus out entirely.
More than 30
officials nationwide, ranging
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbuli and Minister of
Health and Population Hala Zayed, together with Chinese Ambassador to Egypt
Liao Liqiang and other officials, Monday inspected the Egyptian vaccine
manufacturer designated to produce doses of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine
locally in Egypt.
Speaking at a press conference held after the
Uganda continues to witness the surging number of COVID-19 infections and deaths since the start of May this year.
The latest government data shows that the country has reported 35 more coronavirus-related deaths, pushing cumulative fatalities to 903.
At the same time, Uganda’s ministry of
Kenya has recorded
469 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 6,244 tests, translating to
a positivity rate of 7.5 percent.
The new infections have pushed Kenya’s COVID-19 caseload to 166,006.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health has announced 8 more COVID-19 related deaths.
China reported a drop in its daily tally of new coronavirus
cases on Monday, reversing four straight days of increases, as the capital,
Beijing, developed other measures to contain new infections.
Reports indicated that new infection reported in China by
Monday were from abroad, mostly for Chinese students who
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a
prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the
coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections officers union.
Weinstein, 68, has been placed in isolation at Wende
Correctional Facility, said Michael Powers, president of the