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South Africa Teenage Pregnancy Spikes During Pandemic

South Africa’s teenage pregnancy rate has jumped 60% amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an increase affecting the education of many young women and their hopes to escape the cycle of poverty.When schoolgirls in South Africa become pregnant, only one-third ret…

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South Africa Evades Lockdown as President Pushes Vaccinations

Despite the rise of coronavirus cases in South Africa where the new omicron variant was detected, stricter lockdown measures are not being imposed. The country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa instead told those who remain unvaccinated that it’s time to rol…

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Logistics of COVID Vaccine Donations to Africa Must Improve, Say Distribution Coordinators

The organizations coordinating the distribution of donated COVID-19 vaccines in Africa said Monday that the quality of the donations “needs to improve.”The African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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More Travel Restrictions as Omicron Variant Detected in Europe, Mideast

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM — Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel …

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More Travel Restrictions as Omicron Variant Detected in Europe, Mideast

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM — Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel …

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Explainer: How Worried Should We Be About Omicron Variant?

The new Omicron coronavirus variant – identified first in South Africa, but also detected in Europe and Asia – is raising concern worldwide given the number of mutations, which might help it spread or even evade antibodies from prior infection or vacci…

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Explainer: How Worried Should We Be About Omicron Variant?

The new Omicron coronavirus variant – identified first in South Africa, but also detected in Europe and Asia – is raising concern worldwide given the number of mutations, which might help it spread or even evade antibodies from prior infection or vacci…

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EU to Suspend Travel From Southern Africa Over New COVID Variant

European Union states have agreed to suspend travel from southern Africa after the detection of a new COVID-19 variant, the presidency of the EU said Friday.A committee of health experts from all 27 EU states “agreed on the need to activate the emergen…

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