The Virgin Islands rolls out vaccines for infants as old as 6 months

The Virgin Islands rolls out vaccines for infants as old as 6 months

Dr Esther Ellis, Epidemiologist at the Health Department on Tuesday announced that the department was rolling out Covid-19 vaccines for kids under 6. She shared this news while briefing the public about the COIVD situation on the island. Kids from 6 months to 4 years will receive the BioNTech vaccines developed by Pfizer as a…

Holguín Region in Cuba shows a gradual decrease in COVID-19 positive cases

Holguín Region in Cuba shows a gradual decrease in COVID-19 positive cases

To sustain a steady decline in cases, the Cuban province of Holgun recorded seven positive cases this week as opposed to 22 in the week before. However, health officials stress the need to sustain the awareness of the threat of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or other respiratory viruses that are currently circulating in the…

Wearing face masks made mandatory in the Isle of Man after Covid-19 strikes again

Wearing face masks made mandatory in the Isle of Man after Covid-19 strikes again

Following an increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID across all Manx Care locations, the wearing of face masks is once again mandatory. The number of people who were infected with the virus increased by a factor of four during the previous week as a direct result of the increased foot traffic that…

Rising costs of food, hunger and food insecurity in African countries is a worry-Sierra Leone 

Rising costs of food, hunger and food insecurity in African countries is a worry-Sierra Leone 

There seems to be no end in sight to the 2020s’ cascading world events. The devastating Russian incursion in Ukraine, intense worldwide inflationary pressures connected unfavorably to an increase in food and fuel prices, and the once-in-a-century COVID-19 epidemic were all followed by one another. We are experiencing the “perfect storm” brought on by the…

West Africa leaders gather for a discussion on how to combat against Covid-19, violence, and hunger: Senegal

West Africa leaders gather for a discussion on how to combat against Covid-19, violence, and hunger: Senegal

The Economic Commission of the United Nations for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with the Economic Union for the West African States (ECOWAS), the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations, and Senegal’s  Economy, Plan and Cooperation Ministry, officially unveiled the annual forum of inter-governmental organizations from West Africa, in analyzing and resolving the impact of issues and…

One dose at a time: The fight against the pandemic in Mauritania

One dose at a time: The fight against the pandemic in Mauritania

Tuesday morning in the outskirts of Nouakchott, the waiting area of the Teyarett vaccination center is bustling with activity due to the large number of individuals who came to receive their vaccinations. A consistent number of women and men from a wide variety of backgrounds made their way here to get vaccinated. Medical professionals such…

North Korea suggests traditional medicines for dealing with COVID

North Korea suggests traditional medicines for dealing with COVID

Due to a lack of access to efficient anti-viral medications, North Korea is battling the spreading of Covid in an unprotected population. People are being told to attempt alternative treatments like sipping herbal tea and gargling with salt water. To try to protect itself from the epidemic, the nation locked its borders in the early…

69.2% of the COVID-19 vaccinations sent to Cabo Verde have already been utilised

69.2% of the COVID-19 vaccinations sent to Cabo Verde have already been utilised

Cape Verde has already used, 724 167 (69.2%) of the vaccines received through the COVAX mechanism and donations from partner countries. This data is contained in the vaccination bulletin released today by the Ministry of Health in a statement. According to the bulletin, as of 12 June, 319,469 adults (98.0% of the eligible adult population…

The UNWTO and WHO will form an alliance of health and tourism partners

The UNWTO and WHO will form an alliance of health and tourism partners

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the WHO/Europe -WHO Regional Office for Europe are collaborating to improve the relations between tourism and health in Europe’s smallest nations. The pandemic of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of an improved economic and health system sustainability and resilience. Recognizing the significance of learning from the crisis, the two…

Analysis suggests Russia faked Covid-19 vaccine trial results
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Analysis suggests Russia faked Covid-19 vaccine trial results

Russia faked vaccine trial results, says analysis Australian and Singaporean researchers believe Kremlin fabricated efficacy of the data. Russian scientists said the jab worked across five age groups last year. Some experts said the results were ‘too good to be true’ given the few infections in each cohort. The trial’s authenticity has been tested 50,000…

Nicaragua is better prepared for Covid vaccination thanks to a donation from Iran
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Nicaragua is better prepared for Covid vaccination thanks to a donation from Iran

On Tuesday, Iran sent 200,000 covid-19 vaccinations to Nicaragua. “This is the day that Iranian immunizations will be available. I appreciate your kind words. Vaccinations for 200,000 people using Coviran.” government media were informed by Vice President Murillo. Nicaraguan officials hope to increase the percentage of the public who have been vaccinated against covid-19, which…

In New Zealand, there are now 5499 new community cases of Covid

In New Zealand, there are now 5499 new community cases of Covid

The government released its plan of action for any future Covid-19 variations, immediately followed by the most recent case figures. In today’s bulletin, the Health ministry noted an additional 18, Covid-related fatalities. Three of the eighteen happened since last Monday, and three occurred in the previous three days. There are 334 patients with the virus in…

Japan has contributed donations of medical equipment with a value of one million US dollars

Japan has contributed donations of medical equipment with a value of one million US dollars

Japan has finished the process of donating medical equipment worth one million dollars to be used by COVID-19 patients in Trinidad and Tobago. The equipment will be used by those patients in both countries. Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to one of the public hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago received a combined total of…

Removing Covid-19 travel restrictions demanded by SKNLP

Removing Covid-19 travel restrictions demanded by SKNLP

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has been asked by St Kitts-Nevis Labor Party (SKNLP) leader Dr. Terance Drew to relax all travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic so that residents can return home for pleasure, commerce, or to participate in the next elections. He told the Prime Minister that using these norms to prevent…

Men’s Volleyball National League (VNL) team match cancelled because to COVID-19 positive cases

Men’s Volleyball National League (VNL) team match cancelled because to COVID-19 positive cases

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the China Volleyball Association (CVA) officially confirmed that the Chinese men’s squad and  Volleyball National League (VNL ) of France’s game are scheduled for Wednesday in the Philippines have been suspended after many Chinese players test reports came back positive for COVID-19. According to a message posted by the FIVB, the Chinese team…

Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are being given as winter approaches in Peru

Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are being given as winter approaches in Peru

In the southern hemisphere, winter approaches with a vaccination campaign against influenza as well as other respiratory illnesses on a desolate hill in the southeast of Peru’s capital amid a recent surge in coronavirus infections that has authorities worried that the nation is on the verge of a fourth wave. In the southern hemisphere, Tuesday…

Paraguay’s health minister warns COVID-19 cases will peak again in July

Paraguay’s health minister warns COVID-19 cases will peak again in July

At a press conference, Dr. Julio Borba, the minister of health, stated that COVID-19 cases are increasing in Paraguay. In July, the peak of coronavirus cases will be noted.   “It is not to alarm. This upcoming wave of COVID-19 infections won’t be like the ones we experienced in the past,” according to the health authority….

Mexico registers a rebound in COVID-19 infections

Mexico registers a rebound in COVID-19 infections

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is causing an increase in infections in Mexico. Hospitalizations haven’t increased, although this progress has been slower than in the pandemic’s fourth wave, according to health officials on Tuesday, June 21. Hugo Lopez-Gatell conducted the morning press conference from the National Palace as the Undersecretary of Prevention and Wellbeing Promotion….

Due to COVID-19, El Tórax, Honduras’ hospitals are 80% full as the number of cases rise nationwide

Due to COVID-19, El Tórax, Honduras’ hospitals are 80% full as the number of cases rise nationwide

The number of patients admitted to COVID-19 at the National Cardiopulmonary Institute (INCP), also known as Hospital del Tórax, has slightly increased. On Tuesday, June 21, four hospitalized patients were recorded, three of whom were stable and one of whom was very ill, according to the COVID-19 report. There is just one hospitalization quota at…

Colombia’s president Duque announces the end of the health emergency by COVID-19 in July

Colombia’s president Duque announces the end of the health emergency by COVID-19 in July

Iván Duque, Colombia’s President, declared on Tuesday that the COVID-19 pandemic-related health emergency measures would be repealed as of July 1. In a speech from the Casa de Nariño, Duque emphasized that because a significant portion of the population has been immunized, the action will no longer be necessary. “On June 30, the Colombian health…

SPARK to support Somalia’s economy to recuperate from COVID-19 

SPARK to support Somalia’s economy to recuperate from COVID-19 

In recent years Somalia has struggled against climate, and disease eruptions. Up to twenty percent of Somalia population Somaliland’s may be directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19. According to officials, 49% of Somalia/15-to-64-year-olds Somaliland’s are unemployed. “The Tadamon project is the result of a long partnership among SPARK and ISDB,” said Mourad Hentati, SPARK’s North…

Chinese study suggests Omicron reinfection risk

Chinese study suggests Omicron reinfection risk

According to recent research published in the Nature journal, people who were infected with the variant of the Covid-19 omicron virus are susceptible to re-infection by subsequently mutated sub-variants, especially BA-4, BA-5, and the BA-2-12-1 variants. The researchers cautioned that vaccination boosters centered on the original omicron variant might not provide broad spectrum safety against the emerging Omicron sub-variants. The study…

Polish prime minister ways of possible coronavirus return in autumn

Polish prime minister ways of possible coronavirus return in autumn

The coronavirus may make a comeback in autumn were the warning of the Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, as he urged the populace to obey health guidelines and make themselves available for vaccination.  “In the coming weeks I will get the fourth coronavirus jab,” said Morawiecki in an interview on a podcast. The minister is…

Vaccination will not make you immune to protracted Covid-19 symptoms

Vaccination will not make you immune to protracted Covid-19 symptoms

Nearly 50% of people that have recovered from Covid-19 still experience tiredness and concentration difficulty 3 months after recovery regardless of their vaccination status. However, vaccinated persons tend to recover faster from smell and taste loss than unvaccinated persons, according to LongCOVID research by the public health institute RIVM.  The study by RIVM examined 14,572…

German Senate votes to extend Covid-19 regulations to 27th July

German Senate votes to extend Covid-19 regulations to 27th July

In Berlin, the use of masks in trains and buses is still compulsory. The Senate reached the decision to extend the hitherto available Covid-19 regulations to 27th July. Some details show that hospitals are to continue documenting their infection numbers every week. Subsequently, they will skip public holidays and only make reports on working days….

COVID-19 Cases Increase in Israel after Restrictions were Eased

COVID-19 Cases Increase in Israel after Restrictions were Eased

Israel is witnessing the highest number of Covid infections since April this year as reported by its Health Ministry. This may trigger a comeback of some restrictive measures in the country. Expert in infectious diseases Professor Eyal Leshem of Israel’s largest hospital said the recent rise in morbidity was likely due to a number of…

Health Minister advises elderly citizens to avail of the second Covid-19 booster shot

Health Minister advises elderly citizens to avail of the second Covid-19 booster shot

Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin has urged elderly citizens who are above sixty years of age and others with chronic conditions to take a second Covid-19 vaccine booster shot to enhance their protection against the infection. He stated that, this is since the number of new Covid-19 cases varies, and it is likely that Malaysia might be…

Covid-19 strikes back in Iraq

Covid-19 strikes back in Iraq

There have been 515 new instances of COVID-19 which were recorded in Iraq on Monday June 20, according to the country’s health ministry. This compelled it to declare a new wave of the Covid-19 infection.  This year’s positive cases and the number of those sick in hospitals have increased significantly, according to a statement from…

Special quarantine extended but some Covid measures lifted in Azerbaijan  

Special quarantine extended but some Covid measures lifted in Azerbaijan  

The Azerbaijan’s Cabinet of Ministers has extended the special quarantine mode and eased a number of restrictions. According to the decision, the emergency quarantine regime in Azerbaijan has been extended until 06:00 (GMT+4) September 1, 2022, in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus infection and its probable consequences. As of June 21, the…

Humanitarian fund annual report  for 2021 in Afghanistan

Humanitarian fund annual report  for 2021 in Afghanistan

Kabul was ravaged by conflict and natural disasters in 2021. Poverty and the COVID-19 virus also devastated the country. This year’s epidemic has affected 18.4 million individuals (nearly half of the population) and tens of millions more need social support. The number of people suffering from malnutrition has risen dramatically, especially among women and children….

Cambodia spends over $3 billion in two years to fight Covid-19

Cambodia spends over $3 billion in two years to fight Covid-19

According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia has spent more over $3 BN in the previous 2 years in order to maintain steady economic activity and solve the socioeconomic consequences of the issues caused by Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry of finance noted, in its macro-economic strategy overview and public fiscal statement for preparing…

Need mutual recognition of covid vaccines: Mansukh Mandaviya

Need mutual recognition of covid vaccines: Mansukh Mandaviya

The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said mutual acceptance of Covid-19 vaccines, digital health systems with data interoperability, and expanding global south research and production skills are needed to eliminate inequities. He spoke digitally at the G20 health ministers’ Yogyakarta meeting. He praised the Indonesian presidency for prioritising TB issues (which India aims to end…

Finland has removed all border restrictions along the COVID route

Finland has removed all border restrictions along the COVID route

It is not required anymore for travelers reaching from outside of the EU areas or Schengen to present an immunization certificate or a negative coronavirus test result. This requirement was eliminated. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of the Interior, the 30th of June will mark the end of all limitations on…

Regardless of widespread immunity, Iceland is seeing rising COVID-19 infections

Regardless of widespread immunity, Iceland is seeing rising COVID-19 infections

COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Iceland with an average of 200 daily positive tests. However, the Directorate of Health believes the true figures may be higher since a lot of people rely on home testing kits instead of using the authorized kits.  There is also a significant rise in the number of hospital…

North Korea set to declare COVID19 victory a month after admitting it has positive cases

North Korea set to declare COVID19 victory a month after admitting it has positive cases

Barely a month after it admitted to COVID-19 infections in the country, after 2 years of steadfast denials, North Korea may be getting ready to announce victory over the virus.  As far as state media declarations go, the country has managed to avoid deaths in huge numbers despite having one of the most horrid healthcare…

More than 92% of Nicaraguans are vaccinated against Covid-19
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More than 92% of Nicaraguans are vaccinated against Covid-19

According to statistics from the Ministry of Health (Minsa), more than 92% of Nicaraguans over the age of two already have at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccines, to reach the goal of 100%, doctors and nurses continue to apply injections in house-to-house days, it is also inoculated in hospitals and health centres. Only…

Malta takes up a drive to provide booster dose to people over 65 years

Malta takes up a drive to provide booster dose to people over 65 years

As the incidence of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, the authorities in charge of public health will be sending out a second invitation to people over the age of 65 in an effort to encourage them to receive the second booster dose. Chris Fearne, the minister for health, has announced that those individuals who have…

El Salvador registered 13 days without deaths from COVID-19 in June and continues to be a benchmark for effective measures against the pandemic

El Salvador registered 13 days without deaths from COVID-19 in June and continues to be a benchmark for effective measures against the pandemic

The effective measures of the Government of President Nayib Bukele against the COVID-19 pandemic continue to yield results. There were deaths of five elderly people from the virus in that period of the first 18 days of June, out of that the Ministry of Health registered 13 days without deaths from this disease. The vaccination…

The vaccination statistics for Barbados are being revised
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The vaccination statistics for Barbados are being revised

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MHW) is making adjustments to the number of individuals who have been vaccinated against the COVID virus due to duplication in their records. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health on Monday, “occasional connectivity issues with its internet have led to a number of vaccination…

The Diaspora has contributed $300 million to Jamaica’s healthcare system
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The Diaspora has contributed $300 million to Jamaica’s healthcare system

During the COVID-19 pandemic, various diaspora organisations and individuals contributed $300 million to Jamaica’s healthcare sector. Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, the island’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), revealed this at the recent Diaspora Conference Health and Wellness session. While discussing recent developments in the sector, the CMO stated that representatives of the Jamaican diaspora continue to play…

A new Covid outbreak could infect over one million Swiss this summer

A new Covid outbreak could infect over one million Swiss this summer

According to a former government official in charge of the Covid-19 taskforce, new Omicron subvariants could infect 15% of the Swiss population this summer. Tanja Stadler believes that while the risk of ICU overcrowding is “low,” more hospitalizations and Long Covid cases are to be expected. “We anticipate that approximately 15% of the citizens [8.6…

Will Germans have to deal with new Covid-linked limitations in autumn?

Will Germans have to deal with new Covid-linked limitations in autumn?

In the outline of the strategies to fight COVID-19 spread in winter and autumn, Karl Lauterbach, the Minister for Health is contemplating the reintroduction of compulsory masking in indoor locations in Germany till the end of the year.  Seven-point strategy to fight COVID  In last Friday statement, Lauterbach stated that the country needs to be…

Authorities inspect 165 pubs in Hong Kong over the weekend

Authorities inspect 165 pubs in Hong Kong over the weekend

Several pubs and bars came under scrutiny and were inspected by the Hong Kong government authorities this weekend.165 pubs and bars in the nightlife district (Lan Kwai Fong) were checked by officials from the Food and Environmental Health Department and Police department. Ten of the bars were instructed to shut for having breached Covid 19…

Egypt’s minister of communication has mild symptoms after contracting COVID-19

Egypt’s minister of communication has mild symptoms after contracting COVID-19

Amr Talaat, Egypt’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology said confirmatory tests for his coronavirus infection returned positive but that he is experiencing only minor symptoms. “While in self-isolation in my home, I am adhering to treatment guidelines while trying to keep up with my work until I have completely healed by the grace of…