COVID-19

COVID-19: What you should know about 3G rule in Germany

It is now mandatory nationwide that anyone who wants to enter certain public spaces must be vaccinated, recovered or tested. The so-called 3G rule now applies in places like restaurants, stadiums and hairdressing salons. [3G means Geimpfte, Genesene und negativ Getestete]. Where 3G rule applies, only those who have been vaccinated, have recovered or have tested negative for the coronavirus …

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Report finds stark disparities in COVID-19 impacts across the globe

New data reveals world stepped up to prevent worst-case scenarios from happening; spotlights need for long-term investments to ensure an equitable recovery and continued progress toward the Global Goals SEATTLE, USA, 14 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its fifth annual Goalkeepers Report, featuring an updated global dataset illustrating the pandemic’s adverse impact …

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COVID-19: Government launches vaccination action week in Germany

You would like to be vaccinated but don’t know how to get a vaccination appointment in your federal state? The German government is organising a nationwide, weeklong campaign from 13 to 19 September 2021 under the hashtag #HierWirdGeimpft to once again loudly promote vaccination. On the website www.hierwirdgeimpft.de you will find all the important information sorted by federal state, ten …

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Egypt to produce 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines a year

Egypt said Wednesday it plans to manufacture one billion doses a year of China’s Sinovac vaccine, claiming it would become the Middle East and Africa’s “biggest vaccine producer”. Under the deal with the Chinese pharmaceutical company, a factory in Cairo will produce more than 200 million doses per year to cover “national needs”, Health Minister Hala Zayed told a press …

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Worldwide Reading for the Dead of the Corona Pandemic on 5 September 2021

The international literature festival berlin [ilb] calls on individuals, schools, universities, cultural institutions and media to participate in a Worldwide Reading for the Dead of the Corona Pandemic on September 5, 2021. The reading is intended to commemorate those who died in the pandemic. For more than a year, the world has been in the grip of the pandemic. More …

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New COVID rules in Germany

Anyone in Germany who has been vaccinated twice, has recovered from the illness or has a negative test result can now move around largely freely. This increases the pressure on those who have not yet been vaccinated. Jens Thurau reports For a long time, people in Germany were confused by the COVID rules that varied from state to state. But …

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How a Germany-based organisation is helping Nigeria tackle COVID-19 pandemic

Munich, Germany-based Nigerian IT specialist Kazeem Ojoye explains how technological tools help to facilitate diasporas’ transnational engagement through the use of mobile applications and online platforms to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. He reports on how his organisation supported a state government in Nigeria in its pandemic containment efforts. ——– Diaspora is a term used to refer to the expatriate population …

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Nigerian embassy in London closed over COVID-19

The Nigerian High Commission in London has been closed for 10 days after two officials tested positive for COVID-19. The High Commission stated this in a statement on Thursday night. “This afternoon, the Head of Immigration Section and two other officials went for a meeting at the Home Office,” it said in the statement. “At the entrance, COVID test was …

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Vaccination campaign saving thousands of lives in Germany — study

Germany’s public health body, the Robert Koch Institute, found that vaccines have a high level of effectiveness against the virus. German politicians are debating the best way to ramp up vaccinations in the country. Germany’s mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus has prevented thousands of deaths, according to a new study released by Germany’s public health body, the Robert Koch …

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Germany: Maisha launches campaign against Covid-19 in African community

Maisha – African Women in Germany e.V. has launched an information and awareness campaign on Covid-19 in Germany’s African community. The campaign ‘Information and Awareness Raising on Covid-19 – Model Project for African Migrants in Germany’ was launched on Sunday (8 August) in Frankfurt. The event took place at the New Covenant Assemblies after the Sunday worship session of the …

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Worldwide reading for the dead of the pandemic

The international literature festival berlin [ilb] calls on individuals, schools, universities, cultural institutions and media to participate in a Worldwide Reading for the Dead of the Corona Pandemic on September 5, 2021. The reading is intended to commemorate those who died in the pandemic. For more than a year, the world has been in the grip of the pandemic. Nearly …

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German organisations call for urgent aid to Namibia over COVID-19 pandemic

The Corona pandemic is particularly deadly in Namibia. Recalling Germany’s colonial past, aid organisations and celebrities are sounding the alarm and calling on the German government to send vaccine to the African country. More than 250 organisations and individuals are calling on the German government to provide rapid and comprehensive aid to Namibia to enable the African country to effectively …

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Here’s how to get a Covid-19 vaccination appointment in Germany

On Monday, 7 June, prioritisation for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination was lifted in Germany. Until the government lifted the priority list, appointments for vaccination had been reserved for people in three groups, which include the over 60s, care home residents, medical workers, people with certain health conditions and other frontline workers like supermarket staff, police and teachers. Now, anyone above 12 …

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Germany introduces digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

The Federal Government intends to roll out a digital immunity certificate by the end of June, making it easier to prove that a person has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. But critics warn the timeframe is too ambitious. Germany’s Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Thursday (10 June) that Germany will roll out a digital immunity certificate “CovPass” …

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Germany: Upper House approves more freedoms for vaccinated persons

As from Sunday, the Corona restrictions for fully vaccinated and recovered people will be relaxed. After the Bundestag, the Bundesrat has also approved the new regulation. Here’s an overview of the new regulation. ——— The Bundesrat, the upper house of the federal parliament, on Friday approved a new regulation of the Federal Government that contains relaxations of protective measures against …

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COVID-19: Germany opens up AstraZeneca vaccines for all adults

AstraZeneca jabs will soon be available to all adults, after German officials lifted restrictions banning under 60-year-olds from getting the vaccine. AstraZeneca jabs will no longer be limited to people aged 60 and older, German federal and state officials agreed on Thursday. The move comes as Germany moves to quickly vaccinate its population following a sluggish vaccine rollout that has …

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How technology can support vaccine rollout in West Africa – SAP executive

Titilayo Adewumi, Regional Sales Director: West Africa at SAP, writes on what role technology should play as West Africa starts vaccine rollout NAIROBI, Kenya, 5 May, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- After more than a year of lockdowns and disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, African countries are preparing for the most ambitious vaccine rollout in human history. All eyes …

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