COVID-19 Regional Updates – 26 May 2021

General

South Sudan Returning 72,000 COVID Vaccine Doses

Source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/south-sudan-focus/south-sudan-returning-72000-covid-vaccine-doses

Impoverished Central African Republic begins COVID jab rollout

Source: https://africa.cgtn.com/2021/05/21/impoverished-central-african-republic-begins-covid-jab-rollout/

Daily Cases Continue To Fall, Over 19.84 Cr Vaccines So Far, Lockdowns Continue

Source: https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/covid-19-updates-daily-cases-continue-to-fall-over-1984-cr-vaccines-so-far-lockdowns-continue-541132.html

U.S. Olympians will head to Tokyo Games despite travel warning

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/05/25/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

Southern Africa

UNHCR COVID-19 Response: Southern Africa, 1 – 30 April 2021

Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/democratic-republic-congo/unhcr-covid-19-response-southern-africa-1-30-april-2021

Southern African countries’ Covid-19 economic recovery rapid – TIPS

Source: https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/southern-african-countries-covid-19-economic-recovery-rapid-tips-2021-05-19

SADC must do more to ensure equitable vaccine access in Southern Africa

Source: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-05-17-sadc-must-do-more-to-ensure-equitable-vaccine-access-in-southern-africa/

Eswatini

Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 daily update (21 May 2021)

Source: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/541843796/coronavirus-eswatini-covid-19-daily-update-21-may-2021

Malawi

Malawi destroys expired Covid-19 shots: ‘There’s a lot of anger about it’

Source: https://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/417043/malawi-destroys-expired-covid-19-shots-there-s-a-lot-of-anger-about-it

64 arrested in Malawi for allegedly looting Covid-19 funds

Source: https://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/64-arrested-in-malawi-for-allegedly-looting-covid-19-funds-b2154add-2c4e-5789-a202-c362c02b1885

Angola

Angola backs COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

Source: https://www.africanews.com/2021/05/19/angola-backs-covid-19-vaccine-patent-waivers/

Angola reinstates movement restrictions to limit latest COVID-19 surge

Source: https://africa.cgtn.com/2021/04/29/angola-reinstates-movement-restrictions-to-limit-latest-covid-19-surge/

South Africa

COVID-19 WRAP | SA records 2,893 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-05-23-covid-19-live-updates-scramble-for-vaccine-by-privileged-a-sign-of-coming-inequity/

Foreign arrivals to SA plunge 71% due to Covid-19

Source: https://www.news24.com/fin24/economy/south-africa/foreign-arrivals-to-sa-plunge-71-due-to-covid-19-20210429

Third wave of Covid-19: South Africa is almost there, says Prof Schoub

Source: https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/third-wave-of-covid-19-south-africa-is-almost-there-says-prof-schoub-83824e75-706c-447e-b4fa-c8ca97259c51