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    WHO Head castigates rich nations over COVID vaccine supply

    The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has castigated rich nations over hoarding COVID-19 vaccines. In the Friday Press Conference, Dr. Tedros condemned global failure for the continuing rate of COVID-19 infections in developing nations. The WHO DG said that the situation in Africa is worsening due to the global failure of vaccine equity. Global failure “Our world is failing, as the global community we...

    Former Philippines Head of State passes dies at 61

    Benigno Aquino III, the former Philippines Head of State, has passed on at 61 years, after hospitalization in Quezon City. Popular referred to as "Noynoy," Aquino was the Philippines 15th president. He led the country from 2010 to 2016 after the death of his mother, Corazon Aquino. She was the former democracy icon and President. He passed away at the Capitol Medical Center close to Manila,...

    No hugging, no alcohol – Tokyo Olympic organizers announce new stringent rules

    There will be no festive mood in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the Games Organisers announced new stringent rules to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the games. On Monday, the Game heads had decided to allows 10,000 fans into the competition venues, and on Wednesday, Tokyo 2020 President, Seiko Hashimoto, announced more measures. In the announcement, according to AFP, Hashimoto had said that they aimed...

    Thousands protest in Brazil as country crosses half a million COVID deaths

    Thousands of Brazilians went to the city streets in various states across the country to protest against President Jair Bolsonaro as the country crossed 500,000 COVID deaths. By Saturday, Brazil had registered 500,800 COVID deaths, against 17,883,750 confirmed cases, the worst death toll after the United States. On average, Brazil has reported 2,000 deaths daily for the past one week, according to the country’s Health...

    Lagos overtakes Nairobi as Africa’s startup city

    The commercial capital o Nigeria, Lagos, has overtaken Kenya’s Nairobi to become Africa’s top startup ecosystem. This is according to the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021’s report, which was released by StartupBlink. This report ranks Lagos as the 122nd in the world, overtaking Nairobi, Kenya, which now ranks at 136 globally. StartupBlink is the world’s most widespread startup ecosystem map and research center, working on uncovering the...

    COVID deaths refuse to drop as fatalities cross 4 million

    The number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic has crossed 4 million as fatalities remain high amidst falling cases. According to a report by Reuters, the number of COVID-19 deaths crossed 4 million on Thursday as many countries continued to struggle to acquire COVID vaccines for their masses. The Delta variant, first discovered in India, has been wreaking havoc in many countries, even as Britain and...

    Scientists working on COVID-19 recyclable face masks, PPEs

    Scientists in New Zealand are working on making COVID-19 gowns and masks for health workers which can be decontaminated and used again. According to the VOA, the researchers said they wanted to reduce the mounting heaps of personal protective equipment (PPEs) discarded the world over daily. Billions of face masks discarded Mark Staiger, an associate professor of materials engineering at Canterbury University, said that 3 million face...

    WHO confirms declining COVID cases for seventh week straight, deaths remain high

    The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Monday that COVID-19 cases had dropped for seven weeks straight, but deaths remained considerably high. During the confirmation, WHO said that this was the longest sequence of weekly decline in COVID-19 cases during the pandemic. Decline mask sad reality However, WHO Secretary-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that while weekly cases were at their lowest since February, deaths had not...

    Oxfam, The UN call for more from the G7 vaccine donation plan

    The United Nations and Oxfam have welcomed the move by G7 countries to donate vaccines to low-income countries but have called for more. In the G7 summit that ended on Friday, June 11, the member countries agreed to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to low-income countries. Global waiver on COVID vaccines However, Oxfam Health Policy Manager, Anna Marriot, said that if the best they could do was...

    U.S set to announce plan to donate 500 million COVID vaccines

    The United States government has entered an agreement with COVID-19 vaccine makers to donate 500 million doses to 100 countries in 2022. According to Al-Jazeera, U.S. President Joe Biden will announce the plan on a three-day G7 summit taking place in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The meeting will begin today, June 10. While the administration has not made a formal announcement on the move, CNN reported that...
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