COVID-19 vaccine

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    Zimbabwe opens vaccination to teenagers

    GOVERNMENT has announced it is starting to vaccinate Zimbabwe’s teenagers over the age of 16 against COVID-19, which has claimed nearly 5,000 lives and infected 13,000 in the country. Public health experts welcome the move. Acting Health and Child Care Minister Amon Murwira told journalists late Monday that the country had so far managed to vaccinate 38% of the population.…

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    Zimbabwe opens borders to vaccinated tourists

    TOURISTS that have received the coronavirus vaccine are now exempt from Zimbabwe’s closure of the border with Zambia. This follows the Zimbabwean government opening the Victoria Falls and Kazungula border posts for such visitors. The government has thus acceded to the request by the Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe (TBCZ). Wengayi Nhau, the TBCZ president, said the country could adopt…

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    South Africa’s Biovac partners vaccine makers BioNTech and Pfizer

    COVID-19 vaccine makers BioNTech and Pfizer on Wednesday said they had found a South African partner to produce their jab on the African continent for the first time. The move comes amid growing criticism of vaccine inequality that has seen poor countries fall behind richer ones in the race to protect people from the coronavirus. Under the agreement, Cape Town-based…

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