Covid-19 Updates 30 November 30, 2020

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General:

World Health Organization says disruptions to treatment of Malaria could lead to tens of thousands additional deaths.

Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/30/malaria-gains-at-risk-from-covid-19-pandemic-who

The World Health Organization’s top vaccine expert says the agency needs to evaluate coronavirus vaccines and their immune responses based on more than just a press release.

Source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/who-scientist-calls-more-vaccine-data

Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland are among the world countries where long-term exposure to air pollution generated by human activity is linked to COVID-19-related deaths

Source: https://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/news/air-pollution-a-co-factor-in-covid-19-mortality-1/

South Africa:

The Eastern Cape was in serious trouble following a huge outbreak of coronavirus infections in Nelson Mandela Bay and the Karoo, with the wave rapidly spreading to other parts of the province.

Source: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-11-29-gift-of-the-givers-imtiaz-sooliman-the-eastern-cape-is-in-deep-crisis/

With the spike in Covid-19 cases in parts of the Western Cape, the provincial treasury has made available funds from two key frontline departments to stand ready for the revival of the virus.

Source: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-11-27-western-cape-reveals-billion-rand-plan-to-counter-covid-19-resurgence/

Mozambique

The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday announced a further death from the Covid-19 respiratory disease, and 122 new cases.

Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202011270840.html

Zimbabwe:

Covid-19 Update

Source: https://www.africanews.com/2020/11/29/coronavirus-zimbabwe-covid-19-update-28-november-2020/

Cases of Covid-19 rise in Zimbabwe.

Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202011270363.html

Covid-19 heightens starvation in Zimbabwe.

Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202011270419.html

People crossing the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe will have to produce COVID-19 certificates.

Source: https://enca.com/news/motsoaledi-covid-19-certificates-required-cross-sa-borders

Eswatini

People in Swaziland (eSwatini) face jail terms of up to two years if they break coronavirus regulations on the size of gatherings under new measures.

Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202011270853.html

The national emergency introduced in Swaziland (eSwatini) in response to the coronavirus pandemic has been ended but restrictions remain in place.

Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202011230479.html

Zambia:

Zambia’s default fuels fears of African ‘debt tsunami’ as Covid impact bites

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/nov/25/zambias-default-fuels-fears-of-african-debt-tsunami-as-covid-impact-bites