Africa China Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana to screen China arrivals for Covid-19

Ghana has imposed travel restrictions on passengers from China over coronavirus concerns. The restriction which will take effect on Friday follows China’s decision to drop its Covid-19 controls in December last year. Ghanaian authorities said passengers from China will be tested at the airport for free and must also present a negative test result 48 hours before arrival. Ghanaian authorities issue… Read More
Africa China North Africa World 

Morocco bans travellers arriving from China over COVID surge

Morocco has imposed a ban on people arriving from China effective Tuesday, Jan. 3 as it makes effort to prevent a wave of Covid-19 infections. The foreign ministry said all nationalities arriving from China will be hit with this ban. Several countries have imposed restrictions on travellers from China due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Morocco is a top… Read More
Africa Southern Africa US World 

United States lifts travel restrictions on Southern African countries

– – The United States government has announced the lifting of travel restrictions on southern Africa countries effective 31st of December, 2021. The travel restrictions were imposed a month ago when all flights from the region were suspended amid the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19. South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi are amongst the eight countries that will… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana tightens Covid-19 restrictions as it battles a third wave

– – The government of Ghana has tightened its Covid-19 restrictions to curb the outbreak of the pandemic as the country battles a third wave of infections. Among others, there is a ban on receptions after social gatherings especially funerals. The Covid-19 taskforce is also stepping up enforcement of protocols including mandatory wearing of face masks. In a televised address… Read More
Africa World 

Africa records significant surge in Covid-19 related deaths

– – There are concerns among health experts in Africa that the continent is getting overwhelmed by the Covid-19 pandemic. It follows news of a 43% jump in Covid-19 deaths from last week, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO’s weekly briefing revealed that infections and hospital admissions have now risen and many countries are facing shortages of oxygen… Read More
Africa World 

New study predicts more Covid-19 patients to die in Africa

– – A new study has predicted that patients who are critically ill with Covid-19 are more likely to die in Africa than in any other region in the world. The study published by The Lancet attributes this to the shortage of crucial equipment in hospitals that are helpful in saving lives as well as shortage of specialised staff. About… Read More
Africa Ghana Malawi World 

Thousands of expired Covid vaccines to be destroyed in Africa

– – Several African countries are set to destroy Covid-19 vaccines currently in circular as they have expired this week. The vaccines were donated to these countries under the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) with the support of the African Union. Malawian health officials have signaled they will destroy over 16,000 of the expired coronavirus vaccines. 102,000 doses of… Read More
Africa Ghana Ivory Coast West Africa World 

Covid-19: Ivory Coast, Ghana begin roll out of Covax vaccines

– – Ivory Coast and Ghana have started rolling out their secured Covid-19 vaccine under the UN-backed Covax programme. The Covax program is the global vaccine-sharing initiative helping poorer countries control the pandemic. On Monday healthcare workers in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan started receiving the Covid vaccination. They would be followed by teachers and members of the security… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana is working to develop and manufacture vaccines

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that he has set up a team of scientists to produce a plan towards developing and manufacturing vaccines. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in late 2019, no single African country has worked towards developing a vaccine. Many of the vaccines produced have been done in Europe, Asia and America. African countries have… Read More
Africa World 

The 17 African countries placed on UK’s travel ‘red list’

– – The United Kingdom has placed 17 African countries on what it calls a ‘red list’, with travelers from these countries hit with new travel measures. Travelers from these countries are to quarantine for 10 days in government-approved hotels and will have to take care of their bills during their stay. The cost for travelers from the African countries… Read More