Coronavirus vaccines

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    Video caption: Covid-19: What do we know about the Omicron variant?

    Professor Willem Hanekom says that the Omicron variant 'is spreading extraordinarily fast in South Africa'.

  2. US sends Covid vaccines to Mozambique

    Jose Tembe

    BBC News, Maputo

    Mozambique has received more than two million Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the US under the global sharing scheme known as Covax, the US embassy in Maputo has said.

    This is the largest consignment that Mozambique has received so far from the US, bringing to nearly 3.5 million the number of vaccines it has donated to the southern Africa state.

    “The United States remains committed to sharing vaccines equitably around the world,” its ambassador, Dennis W Hearne, said.

    The latest vaccines come at a time when Mozambique is on high alert following the detection of the Omicron variant in neighbouring South Africa.

  3. Will Germany make vaccination compulsory?

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    Video caption: Chancellor Olaf Scholz takes office this week amid concerns about low rates of vaccination

    Chancellor Olaf Scholz takes office this week amid concerns about low rates of vaccination.