COVID-19

  • Africa & World

    UK becomes first country to authorize Merck’s COVID-19 pill

    Britain has granted a conditional authorization to Merck’s coronavirus antiviral, the first pill shown to successfully treat COVID-19 that can be taken at home. It is the first country to authorize the treatment, although it was not immediately clear how quickly the pill would be available. The pill was licensed for adults 18 and older who have tested positive for…

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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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    Govt reverses decision to fire unvaccinated workers

    GOVERNMENT yesterday reversed its earlier position to fire all unvaccinated civil servants yesterday, saying the order will only become effective at the end of the year. This was revealed by Public Service minister Paul Mavima who told NewsDay that the order would only affect civil servants who deliberately avoided vaccination. Last month, government issued Statutory Instrument 234 of 2021 to bar unvaccinated…

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