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COVID-19: Rwanda suspends flights to southern African states

Rwanda suspends flights to southern African states

Authorities in Rwanda have announced new measures including the suspension of flights to and from southern African countries in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. All those attending gatherings like weddings and funerals must be fully vaccinated, the government says. Following the government directives on travel, the …

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Rwanda: EIB and BRD back businesses affected by COVID-19

EIB and BRD back businesses affected by COVID-19

The European Investment Bank and the Rwandan Development Bank have launched an initiative to back new investments by companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The new targeted financing scheme will include support companies in sectors most impacted by the trade, economic and health challenges triggered by COVID-19 and unlock investment …

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Fearing HIV infections, South Africa expressed doubts over Sputnik vaccine


South Africa’s health products regulator, Sahpra, has withheld approval for Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vaccine over concerns that it could increase the risk of HIV infection among men. The decision was based on two earlier studies that tested the safety of a modified form of adenovirus contained in the Russian …

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South African Airlines to restart operations next month


South African Airlines has announced that it will resume operations next month after battling losses for months amid the coronavirus pandemic. The airline reduced its workforce from 4,700 to around 1,000 employees, essentially becoming a smaller airline. The reduction was achieved through voluntary severance packages and retrenchments. Flights will now …

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