Category Archives: Medical

India Reports Record Number of New COVID Infections

India’s Health Ministry reported Sunday that it had recorded 90,632 new COVID-19 infections in the previous 24-hour period, setting a world record for a one-day tally of new cases.India has a total of 4,113,811 COVID cases, according to Johns Hopkins U…

Group: Egypt Arrests 2 Journalists, One Sick With COVID-19

Egyptian security forces have arrested two journalists, including one sick with COVID-19, the latest step in a sweeping crackdown on news media during the pandemic, an international press watchdog reported Friday.On separate days in late August, office…

South African Thought to be World’s Oldest Man Dies at 116

A South African believed to be the world’s oldest man died Saturday. He was 116 years old and a survivor of the 1918 Spanish Flu.Fredie Blom’s family said he died of natural causes at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town.Blom was born May 8, 1904, in the ru…

Ebola Spreading Rapidly in DR Congo’s Equateur Province

The World Health Organization is concerned by the rapid increase and spread of the deadly Ebola virus in remote, densely forested areas of Equateur province in the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.Health officials report 100 people…

COVID-19 Pandemic Will Double Number of People Facing Hunger, Aid Group Says

A humanitarian aid organization says the novel coronavirus pandemic is likely to aggravate the world’s food insecurity and hunger crisis. A report by U.S.-based CARE says the number of people around the globe facing severe food insecurity or a food cri…

Death Toll Rises in Attack on Somali Oceanfront Resort Hotel

The death toll from Sunday’s attack and subsequent hours-long siege at a beachfront hotel in Somalia has risen to at least 15. The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack. Officials and witnesses told VOA Somali that just befo…

South Africa Has Reached Coronavirus Peak, President Says

South Africa, with the continent’s highest burden of COVID-19, has reached the peak of the pandemic, according to the president and top health officials. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a loosening of restrictions but said that he is not yet breat…

Botswana Lifts Lockdown in Capital Despite Worrying Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The two-week coronavirus lockdown in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, ended Friday, following an announcement from the nation’s health minister, Dr. Lemogang Kwape,The decision was made despite a rise in local transmissions since August 1.“Since then, the…