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Saudi Arabia Kicks Off Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

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Saudi Arabia kicked off a three-phase Covid-19 vaccination program on Thursday, with the health minister among those vaccinated after the first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in the kingdom.

Health Minister Tawfiq al-Rabiah, a woman in a wheelchair and another man were among the first to be administered the vaccine at a centre in Riyadh.

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More than 100,000 people have registered so far through an online application, the ministry said, adding that the vaccine would be “free for all citizens and residents”.

Last week, the kingdom approved the use of the vaccine developed by us pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, becoming the second gulf country to do so after Bahrain.

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COVID-19: Death Toll Surpasses 100,000 in Africa

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Africa has recorded more than 100,000 deaths from Covid-19, an uninviting milestone likely to devalue the real toll, as the continent of 1.2 billion people battles the second wave of infections.

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The 54 countries in the region have a death toll of 100,000 from 3,793,660 reported cases, according to an AFP record.

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COVID-19: Death Toll Surpasses 100,000 in Africa

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Africa has recorded more than 100,000 deaths from Covid-19, an uninviting milestone likely to devalue the real toll, as the continent of 1.2 billion people battles the second wave of infections.

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The 54 countries in the region have a death toll of 100,000 from 3,793,660 reported cases, according to an AFP record.

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Liberia On Heightened Alert After Guinea Ebola Deaths

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Liberian President George Weah on Sunday put the country’s health authorities on heightened alert after four people died of Ebola in neighbouring Guinea, the first resurgence of the disease in five years.
Weah mandated the Liberian health authorities and related stakeholders in the sector to heighten the country’s surveillance and preventative activities in the wake of reports of the emergence of the deadly Ebola virus disease in neighbouring Guinea, his office said in a statement.

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Guinea’s Health Minister, Remy Lamah told the Press on Saturday that four people had died of Ebola, the first deaths since a 2013-2016 epidemic which began in Guinea killed 11,300 people across the region.

According to Weah’s statement on Sunday, the new deaths occurred in Guinean town of Gouecke close to Liberia’s northeastern border.

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The African Union and Africa CDC will virtually rollout the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) in Africa tomorrow 4 June, 2020 at 11.00 am Eastern Africa Time.

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