Southern Africa: Homes become dangerous place for women and girls during COVID-19 lockdown - Amnesty International

by amnesty.org 02/09/2021

During the COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by Southern African countries, some homes across the region became enclaves of cruelty, rape and violence for women and girls trapped with abusive family members and nowhere to report or escape the danger, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing.


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People who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus -- meaning they have recieved two doses of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine-- can skip quarantine if they are exposed to someone infected with the virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

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The Norwegian authorities have extended the advice against global travel for citizens of Norway, upon an estimation that in the recent weeks the situation abroad in terms of the Coronavirus pandemic has deteriorated. The decision to prolongate the advice has been announced by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which in a press release noted […]

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Norway expects a shipment ofCOVID-19 vaccine from U.S. drugmaker Moderna due nextweek to be delayed to the following week, the NorwegianInstitute of Public Health (FHI) said on Wednesday. "There was supposed to have come 43,000 doses (next week),and those have been delayed to (the following week) according toour information," FHI Department Director Line Vold told a newsconference. As of Tuesday, close to 180,000 individuals in Norway hadreceived their first dose of vaccine against the disease andclose to 50,000 had received their second shot.