Dutch say pre-flight tests needed as most COVID passengers from S.Africa were vaccinated

Dutch say pre-flight tests needed as most COVID passengers from S.Africa were vaccinated

People walk outside XL Schiphol test pavilion after Dutch health authorities said that 61 people who arrived in Amsterdam on flights from South Africa tested positive for COVID-19, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 27, 2021. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/file photoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterAMSTERDAM, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Dutch health authorities called for pre-flight COVID-19 … Read more

S.Africa detects new COVID-19 variant, implications not yet clear

S.Africa detects new COVID-19 variant, implications not yet clear

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25 (Reuters) – South African scientists have detected a new COVID-19 variant in small numbers and are working to understand its potential implications, they said on Thursday.The variant – called B.1.1.529 – has a “very unusual constellation” of mutations, which are concerning because they could help it evade the body’s immune response and … Read more

Namibia suspends use of Russian COVID vaccine after S.Africa flags HIV concerns

Namibia suspends use of Russian COVID vaccine after S.Africa flags HIV concerns

An employee holds a vial containing Sputnik vaccine at a factory of Hankook Korus Pharm, in Chuncheon, South Korea September 10, 2021. Picture taken September 10, 2021. REUTERS/Heo RanWINDHOEK, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Namibia will suspend the rollout of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, its health ministry said on Saturday, days after the drugs regulator in … Read more