Tag: Covid 19

Ghanaian-Americans Demand Policymakers to Approve Critical Coronavirus Relief for Americans

By PR.com | Benzinga

Washington, DC, Ghana Diaspora Public Affairs Collective (GHPAC) extends the following statement regarding the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (“HEROES Act”):

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Moncef Slaoui | Moroccan-born head of U.S. vaccine program expects data readouts in November-December

The chief adviser for the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine program, Moncef Slaoui, on Tuesday said efficacy data readouts are expected from Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc between next month and December.

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Ilhan Omar Demands ICE Halt Deportations of Somalis Over COVID Concerns.

By Emily Zanotti |  DailyWire.com

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) penned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security last week demanding that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement halt plans to deport 39 Somali nationals over concerns that they could contribute to the “spread of COVID.”

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Larry Madowo | Kenyan reporter interviews Bill Gates on Covid 19 vaccine access for Africa

By BBC

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has said Covid-19 has “set back” public health efforts, reducing food distribution and inflating prices. Speaking to BBC World’s Larry Madowo, he said richer countries including the US had not yet done enough to make sure that vaccines will be available for all when ready for distribution.

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Tiffany Haddish | Eritrean American entertainer tests positive for coronavirus

By Bang Showbiz |

Eritrean-American entertainer, Tiffany Haddish has tested positive for coronavirus. The 40-year-old actress revealed she was working on a movie set when she learned that someone she “wasn’t in direct contact” with contracted the virus, forcing the production to shut down.

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How a Somali community took on a Minnesota meatpacking plant to contain a Covid-19 outbreak

By Chidinma Irene Nwoye | Quartz Africa

Six years ago, then 27-year-old Nimo Ibrahim started her new job deboning chickens at Pilgrim’s Pride in Cold Spring, Minnesota. For the young Somali refugee and single mother of three, the job was a lifeline as she had no other skills.

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Going far together: The East African diaspora steps up to address COVID-19 in their home region

by Azan Virji | Global Voices

As COVID-19 threatens the lives of millions around the world, the East African community has not been immune to this threat. The region has reported over 7,000 cases as of June 14. When COVID-19 cases began to rise in my home country of Tanzania, I became very concerned for my family members, all of whom have severe health issues that make them vulnerable to the virus.

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Kenyan Villagers in Kisii follow kin’s burial in Minnesota via Zoom

By Capital News

A Kenyan-American, Dr. Thomas Nyambane, who died of Coronavirus in the United States, has been buried in Minnesota with his kin in Kenya following his burial via zoom. Dr. Nyambane’s body could not be transported back to Kenya due to travel restrictions around the world.

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Covid-19: 41 Ghanaians Evacuated From USA arrive Accra

By ModernGhana

Some 41 Ghanaians who were in Washington DC, USA, have arrived in Ghana. Most of them were students who went on an exchange program sponsored by the State Department of the United States of America.

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Another Kenyan succumbs to Covid-19 complications in Minneapolis, Minnesota

By Collins K’ebwato | KDRTV

A Kenyan American Mr. Richard Mumia Shimaka died last week in the US due to Covid-19 complications, raising the number of Kenyans who have died in the Diaspora through symptoms related to the deadly Corona Virus in the USA.

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