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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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Covid-19: Kenya receives 880,000 doses of Moderna vaccine from US


The United States donated 880,000 Cvid-19 vaccine doses to Kenya to strengthen its vaccination program. The Kenyan authorities received vaccines at the country’s main airport Monday morning. The health ministry has tweeted a picture of the ceremony of reception: The 880,460 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is the first shipment …

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