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Covid-19

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Business / Economics

Executives divided on 4-day work week trial

Namibia is set to launch a pilot program for a 4-day work week, starting in April 2024, for a six-month trial period. Globally, talks around the four-day workweek were first reignited by the COVID-19 pandemic, with workers and employers rethinking the importance of workplace flexibility and benefits. Executive Chairperson of the Ohlthaver & List Group, Sven Thieme does not agree with a 4-day work week. However, Government Institutions Pension Fund's […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024 6

South Africa

South African Health Department Dispels Misleading Claims on Covid-19 Vaccine-Related Deaths

The South African Department of Health has refuted a circulating voice note on social media falsely asserting that individuals vaccinated against Covid-19 are succumbing to the vaccine. The misleading voice note advocates for the use of an unregistered over-the-counter product called Nature's Choice Activated Charcoal as a supposed remedy to prevent these alleged deaths. Foster Mohale, the department's spokesperson, has clarified that there are no reported deaths causally linked to […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024

Africa

This popular floating restaurant was on the rocks until Frida Njeri took over

    By Velma Pamela, bird story agency   There are no land rates for this bar and restaurant that floats on the sea waters of the Lamu Island in Kenya. People have lived here for over 700 years. Lamu Old Town is older than Zanzibar, and other settlements in East Africa where Bantu, Arabic, Persian, Indian, and European influences fused into the Swahili culture. The town, with its relatively […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024

Africa

Uganda record increase in Covi-19 cases

Uganda's Health Ministry has issued a warning following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. The government has re-introduced preventive measures in some of the worst affected areas, adding the disease remains a threat. Isabel Nakirya reports.

todayFebruary 7, 2024 1

Health / Medical

How Fringe Anti-Science Views Infiltrated Mainstream Politics — And What It Means in 2024

People protest against covid-19 vaccine mandates outside of Los Angeles Unified School District's offices on May 10, 2022. (DAVID CRANE/MEDIANEWS GROUP/LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS VIA GETTY IMAGES) By Amy Maxmen via KFF Health News Rates of routine childhood vaccination hit a 10-year low in 2023. That, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, puts about 250,000 kindergartners at risk for measles, which often leads to hospitalization and can cause death. In recent […]

todayJanuary 29, 2024 2

Namibia

Teen pregnancy, drugs blamed for high failure rate at Groot Aub

    The principal of Groot Aub Secondary School, Isak de Groot, has said he is disappointed in the high failure rate amongst Grade 11 learners in the 2023 examinations at the school. De Groot in a recent interview with Nampa said out of 45 learners in Grade 11 last year, only three qualified for the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) levels and only six learners qualified for tertiary education. “We are […]

todayJanuary 22, 2024 2

Health / Medical

Global COVID-19 cases increase

The World Health Organisation has revealed that the number of new Coronavirus cases increased by 52 percent during the past four weeks globally with over 850 000 new cases reported. Most infections have been caused by a new strain called JN. 1 which is now under close scrutiny by the UN health agency as a variant of interest. JN. 1 was reportedly first detected in the United States before spreading […]

todayJanuary 8, 2024 26

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