WTO chief: COVID-19 vaccine rights waiver within reach

Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on May 25, 2022. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) KAMPALA / GABORONE / LOS ANGELES / GENEVA - An international agreement on waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines is...

Uganda warns of resurgence of COVID-19 cases

A school security guard measures the temperature of the pupils at the entrance of Kitante Primary School in Kampala, Uganda on Jan 10, 2022. (HAJARAH NALWADDA / AP) BRASILIA / BUENOS AIRES / CAIRO / KAMPALA - Uganda has warned that it is experiencing an increase in the number of daily...

WHO upgrades monkeypox risk level to ‘moderate’

This handout photo taken in the year 2001 and received on May 23, 2022 from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention, shows a colored electron-microscopic capture of the monkeypox virus. ANDREWA MAENNEL, ANDREWA SCHNARTENDORFF / RKI ROBERT...

WHO: Africa’s COVID deaths to fall by 94% in 2022

People wait for COVID-19 vaccination at Soweto's Baragwanath hospital in South Africa on Dec 13, 2021. (JEROME DELAY / AP) SAO PAULO / NICOSIA / ADDIS ABABA / WASHINGTON / JOHANNESBURG - Deaths on the African continent from COVID-19 are expected to fall by nearly 94 percent in 2022 compared to last year,...

Southern District secondary school sees 3 cases: CHP

Health authorities on Saturday played down the possibility of a fresh outbreak at a secondary school in Southern District after a total of three students from the same class caught the coronavirus. The school reported two more Covid infections from self-tests on Friday. Both were secondary one pupils. Albert Au...