COVID Fatigue Risks Sparking Surge of Infections in Africa - Voice of America

by voanews 01/28/2021

The World Health Organization warns COVID-19 fatigue in Africa has the potential to drive and produce subsequent new waves of this deadly infectious disease.  WHO reports a cumulative total of 3.5 million cases of coronavirus in Africa and 88,000 deaths.  In the past week, the WHO reports more than 175,000 new COVID-19 cases across Africa and 6,200 deaths.  The U.N.


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Bolivian President Luis Arce said on Saturday that the country had reached a deal to receive some 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in February via the COVAX program backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi vaccine alliance. Bolivia, which has been trying to make up ground with vaccine deals as its hospitals strain under rising cases, received 20,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine this week to start inoculating high risk groups.

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La Paz, Jan 30 (EFE).- An exhibition in Bolivia is offering a close look back on the Covid-19 pandemic so far through the medium of contemporary art. The exhibit, Mutaciones y Afecciones #Cuerpos Pandémicos, is hosted at the Spanish Cultural Center in La Paz and showcases eight Bolivian artists who offer a creative look at …

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Bolivias lower house has voted in favor of a bill that would bar medical personnel from going on strike during the COVID-19 pandemic and make it easier for new doctors, including foreigners, to find employment.According to the bill, the state health system cannot suspend its services for sake of ho ..