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Uganda: Covid-19 vaccination no longer free

Uganda: Covid-19 vaccination no longer free

Uganda’s Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng authorized private hospitals to charge 20,000 shillings (€6) to people wishing to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as an overhead for vaccines. While announcing collaboration with private health facilities in Kampala, Dr Aceng said the government is now allowing all private facilities to start …

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South Africa: President Ramaphosa announces end of COVID restrictions

end of COVID restrictions in South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the lifting of COVID restrictions, imposed since the beginning of the pandemic. In a televised address, the president said the national state of disaster would end at midnight on Monday. “Masks will still be required indoors for another month,” he said. He said …

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Ghana: end of mandatory face mask wearing in public

Ghana: end of mandatory face mask wearing in public

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced the lifting of the mandatory wearing of wask masks in public citing a steady decline in Covid infections in the country and neighboring countries. Ghana joins dozens of African countries that have eased most Covid containment measures. President Akufo-Addo also scrapped the requirement …

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WHO warns African countries against easing Covid restrictions

WHO warns African countries against easing Covid restrictions

The World Health Organization (WHO), has warned African countries leaders against easing restrictions against the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO is concerned as most African countries are rolling back Covid-19 surveillance and quarantine measures. It says this is especially “worrisome in a continent that still has the lowest rates of vaccination …

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Nigeria: no more PCR tests for travelers leaving the country

Nigeria: no more PCR tests for travelers entering the country

The Nigerian government says fully vaccinated travellers coming into the country will no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR Covid-19 test. This is the first major reversal to the public health safety protocols since Nigeria started seeing a decline in the number of infections. The chairman of the …

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Kenya lifts all mandatory restrictions against coronavirus

Kenya lifts all mandatory restrictions against coronavirus

Kenyan authorities have announced the lifting of coronavirus restrictions and are now allowing people not to wear face masks in open places. The health ministry said mandatory quarantine and isolation of confirmed cases are also removed. The government however encouraged people attending events indoors to wear face masks and while …

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