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Africa CDC warns of second wave of COVID-19 infections

Dr. John Nkengasong

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong According to Africa CDC, the number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,759,794. The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the ...

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U.S. coronavirus cases surpass 9m as infections rise

Donald Trump

The United States, which reported its first known coronavirus case in Washington State 282 days ago, surpassed nine million total infections on Thursday, October 29, 2020, including more than half a million in the past week, as Covid-19 spiraled out of control in the lead-up to Election Day. President Donald Trump of the US Across the country, alarming signs suggested the worst ...

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Medicago to supply 76m doses of plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine candidate – PMI

André Calantzopoulos

A Philip Morris International subsidiary is a shareholder in a biopharmaceutical company that reached agreements with two departments of the Canadian government to accelerate its COVID-19 vaccine candidate efforts André Calantzopoulos, CEO of PMI Since 2008, Philip Morris Investments B.V. (PMIBV), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE: PM), has been a shareholder of Medicago (in which it currently ...

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COVID-19: Partnership urges science-based approach to wildlife management

Wildlife migration

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) has called for a pragmatic, factual and science-based approach to the wildlife management challenges that have arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wildlife migration In a statement, CPW partners put forward four guiding principles to steer decision-making towards actions that would work to reduce the risks of the rise and ...

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Women group advocates regular handwashing to check spread of diseases

Handwashing

The Edo State Chapter of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) has stressed the need for regular washing of hands in order to check the spread of Coronavirus. Handwashing Dr Adesuwa Urhoghide-Edigin, the state President of MWAN, disclosed this in a statement issued in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Thursday, October 15, 2020. “This year’s Global Hand ...

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Pandemic caused 8.8% decline in CO2 emissions, says study

Coronavirus

Restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic led to an 8.8 per cent worldwide decline in carbon dioxide emissions in the first half of 2020, an Institute said. Coronavirus The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) said this in a study released on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Measures imposed by national governments, which included border closures, curfews and other restrictions ...

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Coronavirus can survive on phones, bank notes for 28 days – Study

Coronavirus

The virus that causes Covid-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, much longer than the flu virus, Australian researchers said on Monday, highlighting the need for cleaning and handwashing to combat the virus. Coronavirus Findings from the study done by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, appear to show that in a very controlled environment the virus remained infectious ...

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Africa COVID-19 cases hit 1.5m – WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Monday, October 12, 2020. WHO stated on its dashboard that there ...

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World Bank prepares $12bn for poor states to buy COVID-19 vaccines

David R. Malpass

The World Bank has announced a $12 billion allocation for an initiative to cover payments for coronavirus vaccines for low-income countries, The Guardian newspaper reported. David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group The media outlet cited World Bank President, David Malpass, as making the submission. The programme is set to ensure countries of low- and middle-income would also ...

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UK records biggest ever rise in new coronavirus cases

Coronavirus

There have been another 7,143 cases of coronavirus reported in the UK in the last 24 hours – believed to be the biggest rise since the pandemic began. Coronavirus Seventy-one coronavirus-related deaths have also been recorded – the highest number since July 1, 2020. The significant rise in COVID-19 cases comes after the number of positive tests falling at the weekend, with Monday’s ...

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