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15-03-2021

>> DRC stalls rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine over health concerns

"The Democratic Republic of Congo is to postpone its AstraZeneca vaccination campaign, originally set to begin on Monday," RFI wrote. "It is following moves by countries taking similar precautionary measures over blood clot fears." "The DRC had received 1.7 million doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 made by Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and was due to start its campaign on 15 March."

>> Mauritius imposes new lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

"Mauritius began another national lockdown on Wednesday that will last until March 25." "It is the second lockdown since coronavirus infections were detected in the Indian Ocean archipelago a year ago and come as 14 new cases were recorded," according to Africanews. "We had no other choice but total containment in order to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the population," Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth announced on Tuesday evening in a televised address.

>> WHO: Guinea Ebola outbreak likely from human source

"Guinea’s current Ebola outbreak is likely to have been sparked by a latent infection in the human population from the last outbreak rather than from the virus jumping the species barrier again, a World Health Organization official said on Friday." "At least 18 cases of Ebola have been reported in Guinea’s first resurgence of the virus since the 2013-16 outbreak which was the worst in history and spread through West Africa, killing thousands," Reuters said.

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