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22-02-2021

>> WHO calls on Tanzania to act as Covid deaths climb in the country

"The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday called on Tanzania to take measures to protect its own citizens but also the people of countries visited by Tanzanians from the Covid-19 pandemic," AFRICANEWS wrote. "Many Tanzanians travelling to neighbouring countries and beyond have tested positive for Covid-19. This shows the need for Tanzania to take robust measures to protect both its own people and people in these countries and elsewhere," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a statement.

>> Mozambique's Covid team hit by resignation

"Mozambique’s former health minister, Helder Martins, has resigned from the government’s Covid-19 task force, citing bad leadership and a lack of consultation," BBC News said. "He accused the government of ignoring the task force's advice and sometimes not asking for its opinion on Covid-19 matters, including on the reopening of bars and casinos which he said led to a rise in virus cases." “I cannot be regarded as an accomplice in such unwise measures," he added.

>> Threat of double epidemic worries Guineans as Ebola vaccines dispatched

According to RFI, "some 11,000 vaccines for the Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Guinea, as a new outbreak has left five people dead and almost 200 contact cases."  "The stark reminder of the last West African outbreak comes with added complications of the Covid-19 crisis, which is already creating new challenges for health workers."  "The UN said earlier in the week that it had released US$15 million from an emergency relief fund to help Guinea, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo, where another outbreak has surfaced."

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