Covid-19 Regional Update 25 June 2021

General

As global Covid-19 vaccinations rise, focus shifts to learning to live with the virus

Source: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/2021-06-21-as-global-covid-19-vaccinations-rise-focus-shifts-to-learning-to-live-with-the-virus/

Global COVID-19 vaccine inequity

Source: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00344-3/fulltext

UAE sends new batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Sudan

Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/united-arab-emirates/uae-sends-new-batch-covid-19-vaccine-doses-sudan

Global leaders call for women-centered COVID-19 pandemic recovery

Source: https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/global-leaders-call-for-women-centred-covid-19-pandemic-recovery/

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 4 million

Source: https://www.enca.com/news/global-covid-19-deaths-surpass-4-million

Southern Africa

South Africa

Southern Africa: Governments must urgently ramp up Covid-19 vaccination efforts to avoid third wave catastrophe

Source: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/06/southern-africa-governments-must-urgently-ramp-up-covid19-vaccination-efforts-to-avoid-third-wave-catastrophe/

South Africa plans to make mRNA Covid-19 vaccines locally

Source: https://businesstech.co.za/news/trending/500011/south-africa-plans-to-make-mrna-covid-19-vaccines-locally/

Harder lockdown for South Africa beckons as Gauteng passes 10,000 daily Covid cases

Source: https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/500697/harder-lockdown-for-south-africa-beckons-as-gauteng-passes-10000-daily-covid-cases/

Malawi

Malawi Facing COVID Vaccine Shortage after Burning Expired Doses

Source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/malawi-facing-covid-vaccine-shortage-after-burning-expired-doses

World Bank Approves $30 Million for Malawi’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Source: https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2021/06/18/world-bank-approves-30-million-for-malawi-s-covid-19-vaccine-rollout

Effects of Coronavirus Disease Pandemic on Tuberculosis Notifications, Malawi

Source: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/27/7/21-0557_article

Zimbabwe

You can now get a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine in Zimbabwe, for R1,400

Source: https://www.businessinsider.co.za/zimbabwe-is-open-for-covid-19-vaccine-tourists-from-south-africa-2021-6

Zimbabwe expects 2.5m Chinese Covid-19 vaccines by month end

Source: https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/africa/zimbabwe-expects-2-5m-chinese-covid-19-vaccines-by-month-end/

Zimbabwe tightens lockdown in resort and farming towns

Source: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/africa/2021-06-21-zimbabwe-tightens-lockdown-in-resort-and-farming-towns/

eSwatini

Giving 110%: Eswatini’s early rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

Source: https://www.africanews.com/2021/06/15/giving-110-eswatini-s-early-rollout-of-covid-19-vaccines/