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In the first Harry Potter book, Dumbledore tells us, ‘It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.’ Rumours, fake news and conspiracy theories can prevent the Covid-19 vaccine programme from being effective. However, tools to mana...In the first Harry Potter book, Dumbledore tells us, ‘It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.’ Rumours, fake news and conspiracy theories can prevent the Covid-19 vaccine programme from being effective. However, tools to manage the ‘infodemic’ of misinformation and disinformation have been developed to overcome vaccine resistance. Everyone has a role to play. Go on, be a hero of the infodemic!

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The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organization, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20.The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organization, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20.

UK Covid Strain Now In 50 Countries, South African Variant In 20: WHO

5 cases of UK coronavirus variant also found in Taiwan, reports local media - Anadolu Agency5 cases of UK coronavirus variant also found in Taiwan, reports local media - Anadolu Agency

Taiwan finds 1st case of South African COVID-19 variant

TOKYO -- First identified in the U.K. late last year, a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 has now been confirmed in 49 countries and regioBrazil variant joins UK and South African forms confronting authorities from Asia to US

As coronavirus mutates, countries scramble to put up defenses - Nikkei Asia

The WHO has said that while the South African variant shares the 501Y mutation with a strain spreading in Britain which has also been detected in Germany, the two are distinct.The WHO has said that while the South African variant shares the 501Y mutation with a strain spreading in Britain which has also been detected in Germany, the two are distinct.

Germany records first case of SA variant | eNCA

South Africa getting ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine. Last week, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said the priority will be given to the country’s more than one million healthcare workers in both the private and public sectors.

EXPLAINER: South Africa’s vaccine rollout strategy - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

The Citizen brings you breaking news, current affairs, celebrity and entertainment news, as well as sport news throughout the day. More news. Your way.'Why on earth would South Africa struggle to secure vaccines this year, if government has been negotiating in good faith for six months now?' asks John Steenhuisen.

Ramaphosa is lying about Covid-19 vaccine acquisition, claims DA leader – The Citizen

New South African Covid strain suspected of being a significant contributing factorNew South African Covid strain suspected of being a significant contributing factor

South Africa closes land borders as coronavirus cases spiral

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Countries that conduct a lot of genetic sequencing are more likely to find new strains, say expertsCountries that conduct a lot of genetic sequencing are more likely to find new strains, say experts

WHO calls for new names for Covid variants to avoid country stigma

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Screenshots of two news reports have been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts that claim they show a woman receiving a Covid-19 vaccine in the UK and South Africa. The posts suggest the image has been staged by the media to mislead the public about the coronavirus pandemic. The claim is false: the British woman pictured in the posts received a Covid-19 vaccine inScreenshots of two news reports have been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts that claim they show a woman receiving a Covid-19 vaccine in the UK and South Africa. The posts suggest the image has been staged by the media to mislead the public about the coronavirus pandemic. The claim is false: the British woman pictured in the posts received a Covid-19 vaccine in England in December 2020, according to a Getty Images photo. The other screenshot in the posts shows a satirical article from a South African newspaper about a woman receiving the vaccine in the South African town of Ventersdorp that was “not meant to be interpreted literally", its editor-in-chief told AFP.

South African newspaper clarifies it used photo of British woman receiving Covid-19 vaccine in satirical article | Fact Check

Data on the highly contagious COVID-19 variant identified in England do not suggest that vaccines will be less effective against it, while data on the South African variant should be available within weeks, a top British vaccines expert said.Data on the highly contagious COVID-19 variant identified in England do not suggest that vaccines will be less effective against it, while data on the South African variant should be available within weeks, a top British vaccines expert said.

Data on AstraZeneca vaccine and South African variant should come soon, UK expert says | Reuters

Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan will launch new quarantine rules for travelers from South Africa and the Kingdom of Eswatini from Thursday in response to a traveler from Eswatini who has been confirmed with a new, more transmissible variant of the COVID-19 virus.Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan will launch new quarantine rules for travelers from South Africa and the Kingdom of Eswatini from Thursday in response to a traveler from Eswatini who has been confirmed with a new, more transmissible variant of the COVID-19 virus.

New COVID-19 quarantine rules for South Africa, Eswatini arrivals - Focus Taiwan

Eswatini man becomes first person in Taiwan to test positive for South African coronavirus variant | 2021/01/13Eswatini man becomes first person in Taiwan to test positive for South African coronavirus variant

Taiwan reports first case of mutant South African Covid strain | Taiwan News | 2021/01/13

Germany on Tuesday recorded its first case of the coronavirus variant sweeping South Africa in a member of a family that returned from a lengthy stay in the country in December.

Germany records first case of S.African COVID strain

The highly contagious coronavirus variant has been detected in a family that recently traveled from South Africa to the southern state of Baden-Württemberg.The highly contagious coronavirus variant has been detected in a family that recently traveled from South Africa to the southern state of Baden-Württemberg.

South African COVID variant found in Germany | News | DW | 12.01.2021

New COVID Variant in Japan & Brazil: Variant found in Brazil, and in travellers from Brazil in Japan, differs from the highly contagious coronavirus variants found in the UK and South Africa. What makes these variants more of a concern than others?As new COVID mutations are reported from Japan, Brazil, UK and South Africa, what makes them different?

Japan, Brazil, UK, South Africa: What We Know About COVID Variants

The government cannot prevent South Africans from returning home, says home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi.The government cannot prevent South Africans from returning home, says home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

South Africans can come back home, but will be subject to Covid rules

300 million doses are being secured independently of the global COVAX effort aimed at distributing Covid-19 vaccines to lower-income countries.300 million doses are being secured independently of the global COVAX effort aimed at distributing Covid-19 vaccines to lower-income countries.

Covid-19: Africa secures about 300 million vaccine doses | The New Times | Rwanda

So far the Government has only announced two cases of the variant in the UK. But a top SAGE scientist claimed a 'small' number of Brits tested positive for the strain over the last few weeks.So far the Government has only announced two cases of the variant in the UK. But a top SAGE scientist claimed a 'small' number of Brits tested positive for the strain over the last few weeks.

Coronavirus UK: South African variant has taken root, experts claim | Daily Mail Online

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan health authorities said on Wednesday they had confirmed the first case of the highly transmissible South African variant of COVID-19, in an eSwatini national being treated in hospital. The infection with the variant had been confirmed on Tuesday by laboratory test, the Central Epidemic Command Centre said. The man in his 30s had arrived in Taiwan to work on Dec. 24 and began developing symptoms while in quarantine and was initially confirmed to have COVID-19 on Jan. 3, according to details previously released by the government. The small southern African country of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is Taiwan's only remaining diplomatic ally on the continent. Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini died in a South African hospital last month after testing positive for COVID-19. Separately, the command centre said that from Thursday anyone arriving from South Africa or eSwatini, or who had been there within the previous 14 days, would have to quarantine at a centralised facility, which already applies to travellers coming from Britain. South Africa reported a new peak of more than 21,000 daily infections last week, taking total COVID-19 cases to more than 1.2 million, the most on the African continent. Coronavirus deaths now exceed 33,000. Taiwan has reported 843 COVID-19 cases including seven deaths. Almost all the cases have been imported and about 100 people are being treated in hospital. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan health authorities said on Wednesday they had confirmed the first case of the highly transmissible South African variant of COVID-19, in an eSwatini national being treated in hospital. The infection with the variant had been confirmed on Tuesday by laboratory test, the Central Epidemic Command Centre said. The man in his 30s had arrived in Taiwan to work on Dec. 24 and began developing symptoms while in quarantine and was initially confirmed to have COVID-19 on Jan. 3, according to details previously released by the government. The small southern African country of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is Taiwan's only remaining diplomatic ally on the continent. Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini died in a South African hospital last month after testing positive for COVID-19. Separately, the command centre said that from Thursday anyone arriving from South Africa or eSwatini, or who had been there within the previous 14 days, would have to quarantine at a centralised facility, which already applies to travellers coming from Britain. South Africa reported a new peak of more than 21,000 daily infections last week, taking total COVID-19 cases to more than 1.2 million, the most on the African continent. Coronavirus deaths now exceed 33,000. Taiwan has reported 843 COVID-19 cases including seven deaths. Almost all the cases have been imported and about 100 people are being treated in hospital. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)

The Associated Press is quoting an adviser for the Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as saying the African Union has secured close to 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. The continent is estimated to have over 1.2 billion people. Nicaise Ndembi said in the interview that current AU chair, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected […]

African Union 'secures 300m Covid vaccine doses' - MyJoyOnline.com

New virus variants in Japan, UK and South Africa raise concerns about vaccine-resistant version.New virus variants in Japan, UK and South Africa raise concerns about vaccine-resistant version.

3 new Covid-19 strains that are leading to fresh lockdowns - News | Khaleej Times

First it was COVID-19. Now we have B.1.1.7 and 501Y.V2, two new fast spreading mutations of the deadly coro...

UK and South Africa coronavirus strains: Will COVID-19 vaccines work against mutant variants? | Explainer

Scientists fear one virus mutation could decrease immune response ten-fold. They urged Arizona to increase genetic monitoring for mutations like this.Scientists fear one virus mutation could decrease immune response ten-fold. They urged Arizona to increase genetic monitoring for mutations like this.

U.K. virus is likely in Arizona, but South Africa strain worries more

SA to remain on adjusted level 3, with alcohol sales still prohibited and tweaks to the nationwide curfew. Listen to the full speech here.SA to remain on adjusted level 3, with alcohol sales still prohibited and tweaks to the nationwide curfew. Listen to the full speech here.

15,000 in hospital - when will vaccines arrive? CR explains plans to beat Covid-19

Health officials believe the South African variant of Covid-19 found in Ireland has been containedHealth officials believe the South African variant of Covid-19 found in Ireland has been contained

South Africa coronavirus strain Ireland: What we know about Covid variant that hit the country - Irish Mirror Online

As Anglo leads miners higher.As Anglo leads miners higher.

SA stocks resume climb - Moneyweb

SA shuts down 20 land port entries – Zambia: News Diggers!

The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organization, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20. The UN body also noted a third new coronavirus The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organization, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20. The UN body also noted a third new coronavirus

SAMAA - UK coronavirus variant now in 50 countries: WHO

Taiwan health authorities said on Wednesday they had confirmed the first case of the highly transmissible South African variant of COVID-19, in an eSwatini national being treated in hospital.Taiwan health authorities said on Wednesday they had confirmed the first case of the highly transmissible South African variant of COVID-19, in an eSwatini national being treated in hospital.

Taiwan confirms first case of S.African Covid-19 variant - The Peninsula Qatar

GENEVA, Jan 13 — The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organisation, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20. The UN body also noted a third new coronavirus “variant of concern” found in...GENEVA, Jan 13 — The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organisation, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20. The UN body also noted a third new coronavirus “variant of concern” found in...

WHO: British virus variant now in 50 countries | World | Malay Mail

The news comes as coronavirus infections spike again in parts of Africa, especially South Africa, where a rapidly spreading variant of the coronavirus now makes up most of the new cases.The news comes as coronavirus infections spike again in parts of Africa, especially South Africa, where a rapidly spreading variant of the coronavirus now makes up most of the new cases.

Africa secures close to 300 million Covid vaccine doses: report | World News,The Indian Express

The news comes as coronavirus infections spike again in parts of Africa, especially South Africa, where a rapidly spreading variant of the coronavirus now makes up most of the new cases.The news comes as coronavirus infections spike again in parts of Africa, especially South Africa, where a rapidly spreading variant of the coronavirus now makes up most of the new cases.

Africa secures close to 300 million Covid vaccine doses: report | World News,The Indian Express

The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organization, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20.

British virus variant now in 50 countries: WHO

While tens of millions of people around the world have already received the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine, the first round of jabs has yet to commence in South Africa. Last week, however, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize presented the government's roll-out strategy and confirmed that the countryWhile tens of millions of people around the world have already received the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine, the first round of jabs has yet to commence in South Africa. Last week, however, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize presented the government's roll-out strategy and confirmed that the country

SA secures initial batch of COVID-19 vaccine – but 52% of South Africans don't want the jab

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African Union has secured close to 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the largest such agreement yet for Africa, a continental official said Tuesday. Nicaise Ndembi, senior science adviser for the Africa Centers...NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African Union has secured close to 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the largest such agreement yet for Africa, a continental official said Tuesday. Nicaise Ndembi,

Africa secures close to 300 million vaccine doses | News | Jamaica Star