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Omicron variant drives rise in covid-19 hospitalizations in South Africa hot spot

Live Mint 29 Nov 2021
The emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in South Africa has driven a sharp increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations in the country’s hot-spot province over the past two weeks, although fewer patients are being treated for severe disease, the country’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases said.
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Medunsa Clinical Research Unit at health sciences university to vaccinate 270 more children

Independent online (SA) 29 Nov 2021
The children were administered a second dose after 28 days and the same follow-up procedures were followed ... The trial being conducted at MeCRU is part of the worldwide study looking to enrol 14 000 children and adolescents in various paediatric age cohorts across 5 countries namely, South Africa, Chile, Philippines, Malaysia and Kenya.
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9500 women raped,13 000 assaulted in SA in a 3-month period

Independent online (SA) 29 Nov 2021
The statistics were released days before South Africa commemorates the 30th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which runs from November 25 to December 10 ... Adeshni Naicker, a director at Childline KZN, said South Africa had one of the highest statistics relating to abuse against children.
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Stronger partnerships needed to eliminate malaria

China Daily 29 Nov 2021
In the Sahel region-a semiarid area of western and north-central Africa-despite existing investments by governments and international partners such as the Global Fund, there is a funding gap of $40.5 million to cover the total cost of seasonal malaria chemoprevention to prevent malaria in children under 5.
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Omicron variant ... Africans being treated like step-children, says Orlando Pirates coach

Independent online (SA) 29 Nov 2021
Cape Town - Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi has condemned the travel bans imposed on South Africa by European countries due to the Covid-19 Omicron variant, saying “this virus is everywhere.” ... Mixed fortunes for PSL teams in Africa; Pirates win, Gallants lose ... Munster, Cardiff announce positive Covid cases, unable to leave South Africa.
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Everything you need to know about the new Coronavirus Omicron Variant

Ghana Web 29 Nov 2021
South Africa first country to record Omicron variant. Countries ban travels from South Africa and neighbouring countries ... The variant which is known as the Omicron variant was firstly confirmed in South Africa ... The health department of Australia detected Omicron variant in two travelers from Southern Africa in who had come to Australia.
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Woman sets fire to Covid quarantine hotel

Dawn 29 Nov 2021
Australian police said on Sunday they expect to charge a 31-year-old woman with arson after she allegedly set fire to the Covid-19 quarantine hotel where she and her two children were staying ... southern Africa.
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Woman sets fire to Covid quarantine hotel in Australia

Dawn 29 Nov 2021
Australian police said on Sunday they expect to charge a 31-year-old woman with arson after she allegedly set fire to the Covid-19 quarantine hotel where she and her two children were staying ... southern Africa.
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100 Orphans Enjoy Recreation to Dufan

Berita Jakarta 29 Nov 2021
These kids are neglected children and orphans from poor families ... There were also food and clothing aid from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) through program of Africa-Asia Development Relief Foundation (ADRF) Dream Center. "These kids are neglected children and orphans from poor families ... Share this article. .
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Rosemary Ellen Lyons Martin

Republican American 29 Nov 2021
Surviving her are children, Timothy Martin and Paula Brown of Philadelphia, Pa., Luke and Linda Martin of Cheshire, Kathleen and Michael Riley of Thomaston, Christopher Martin and Sonya Kobes of Thomaston, Sean and Alison Martin of Weston, Maura Martin of West Hartford, and Erin Martin and Frank Schaefer of New York City.
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9 cardiology physicians undergo special enchocardiography course in Germany

Business Ghana 29 Nov 2021
“The impact of our programme is, as from next year, Ghana will have eight cardiologists who can perform paediatric echcardiography and interpret the images for diagnosis and therapeutic recommendations to save lives of many children in Ghana.”.
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Women are pushed to breaking point

Independent online (SA) 28 Nov 2021
The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children, the largest privately-run shelter in the country, was established in 1999 in response to the high rates of violence against women and children on the Cape Flats ... In 22 years, we have assisted more than 230 000 women and children survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).
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Australia police to charge woman with arson for quarantine hotel fire

Gulf Daily News 28 Nov 2021
SYDNEY - Australian police said on Sunday they expect to charge a 31-year-old woman with arson after she allegedly set fire to the Covid-19 quarantine hotel where she and her two children were staying.
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Greece bans travelers from 9 African countries following Omicron breakout

Greek City Times 28 Nov 2021
According to the directives in the NOTAM, passengers from the African countries of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, Zambia and Malawi are prohibited from entering Greece ... entry into Greece is valid for children from twelve years and over.
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Can the Gambia turn the tide to save its shrinking beaches?

The Observer 28 Nov 2021
But the beach bar is not ... half of it went into the sea.” ... We just want our children to have a futureSaikou Demba. All along the 50-mile coastline of the Gambia, Africa’s smallest mainland country, hotels and guesthouses are facing similar pressures ... We are the victims, we in Africa, and we are powerless. We just want our children to have a future.” ... .
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