With giant swabs and grumpy camels, Kenya hunts for next deadly virus

Kicking and grunting under the restraint of three men, the camel makes its displeasure known as Kenyan veterinarian Nelson Kipchirchir swirls a giant swab in the nostril of the grumpy dromedary.
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South Africa halts use of J&J vaccine over blood clot fears
South Africa suspended giving Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” and the company delayed its European vaccine rollout following the FDA decision to pause using the jabs while blood clot cases are examined.
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Zimbabwe launches commemorative postage stamps on COVID-19 fight
Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has unveiled commemorative postage stamps highlighting the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, state broadcaster ZBC reported.
A health worker wearing protective gear is sprayed with disinfectant at the Nongo ebola treatment centre in Conakry, Guinea
New Ebola case reported in Guinea in nearly a month
Guinea on Thursday reported its first new case of the Ebola virus in almost a month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Madagascar joins the COVID-19 vaccine COVAX programme
Recent discussions between Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina and members of Madagascar's National Academy of Medicine have resulted in the decision to have the nation officially join the WHO-led COVAX programme in a move to procure COVID-19 vaccines for Madagascar’s population.
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Kenya tightens restrictions as virus cases rise
With Kenya's COVID-19 cases and deaths surging, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced tightened restrictions in five of the most affected counties.
Traders in Kikuubo trading hub in downtown Kampala on July 8,2020. Central region, which comprises both Kampala and Wakiso, accounts for 66 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases registered in Uganda.
Covid-19: Worst, least affected districts revealed
Nearly six out of every 10 people who have caught Covid-19 in Uganda are from the capital, Kampala and its neighbouring Wakiso District, which, combined, constitute the country’s largest metropolis.