The UK has begun to use medications to treat COVID-19 instances before they become serious

People in the UK who are at increased risk of COVID-19 can now participate in the study of the first antiviral tablet for this virus that can be taken at home, while those who are classified as particularly susceptible can receive antibody infusions as soon as they test positive. Doctors had no therapies for COVID-19… Read More The UK has begun to use medications to treat COVID-19 instances before they become serious

South Korea approves emergency use of Pfizer’s coronavirus antiviral pill

South Korea authorised for emergency use Pfizer’s antiviral pills targeting COVID-19 as the first of its kind to be introduced in South Korea, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said on Monday. South Korea restored tough distancing curbs last week after easing them in November, after a series of record daily new infections and… Read More South Korea approves emergency use of Pfizer’s coronavirus antiviral pill

Nigeria destroys over one million doses of donated AstraZeneca corona vaccine with short shelf life

Nigeria on Wednesday destroyed more than a million doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccines in a bid to assure a wary public that they have been taken out of circulation. The destruction came more than a week after health authorities said some COVID-19 doses donated by rich Western nations had a shelf life that left only… Read More Nigeria destroys over one million doses of donated AstraZeneca corona vaccine with short shelf life

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tests positive for coronavirus

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, is still showing mild symptoms and has had to delay a booster vaccine he was due to receive this week, his office said on Monday. A statement from the presidency added that he reiterated a call for everyone to be vaccinated so as… Read More South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tests positive for coronavirus

South Africa’s Biovac to begin production of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in early 2022

South Africa’s Biovac Institute will start making Pfizer-BioNTech’s, COVID-19 vaccine early next year after receiving the drug substance from Europe, a Pfizer executive said on Monday. Biovac’s “fill and finish” deal with Pfizer, announced in July, will make it one of the few companies processing COVID-19 shots in Africa, where many countries have struggled to… Read More South Africa’s Biovac to begin production of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in early 2022

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa vetoes euthanasia bill again

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has vetoed for the second time a law allowing terminally ill people to seek assistance from a doctor to end their lives, effectively postponing the legislation until a new parliament is elected. The veto, announced late on Monday, cited language used in the bill to describe terminal conditions that… Read More Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa vetoes euthanasia bill again

China’s President Xi Jinping pledges a billion doses of coronavirus vaccines to Africa

China will deliver another 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa and encourage Chinese companies to invest no less than $10 billion in the continent over the next three years, President Xi Jinping said on Monday. The country has already supplied nearly 200 million doses to Africa, where vaccination rates have fallen behind amid… Read More China’s President Xi Jinping pledges a billion doses of coronavirus vaccines to Africa

Czech President Milos Zeman hospitalised following positive test for coronavirus

Czech President Milos Zeman was taken back to hospital on Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, his office said, just hours after his release following more than six weeks of treatment for an unrelated condition. Zeman, 77, was released to home care on Thursday morning but an ambulance took him back to the Central… Read More Czech President Milos Zeman hospitalised following positive test for coronavirus