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Official twitter account for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa - WHO/AFRO
Jan 13
#Omicron-fuelled #COVID19 pandemic fourth wave in Africa flattens after a six-week surge. If the trend continues, it will be the shortest-lived surge to date in the continent where cumulative cases have now exceeded 10 million. afro.who.int/news/omicron-f… #COVID19 deaths in #Africa rose by 64% in the seven days ending on 9 January compared with the week before mainly due to infections among people at high-risk.

Deaths in the fourth wave are however lower than in the previous waves. Hospitalizations have remained low.
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Jan 13
📺 LIVE: Tune in for the first @WHOAFRO press briefing of 2022. Dr @SalamGueye and @WitsUniversity's Dr Anita Graham are sharing the latest updates on the #COVID19 pandemic and #Omicron variant in #Africa. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… "The world has entered the third year of the #COVID19 pandemic. The virus has caused great devastation. Millions of lives have been lost and livelihoods wiped out." - Dr @SalamGueye
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Nov 25, 2021
📺 LIVE: @WHOAFRO press briefing on the #COVID19 pandemic in #Africa and vaccine rollout for health care workers. Dr @MoetiTshidi is joined by expert from across the Region. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… "While new cases have plateaued in the past two weeks, following a peak in August, Africa must remain on high alert as we see cases rising across Europe. We are about to start the end-of-year travel season, which triggered a surge last December." - Dr @MoetiTshidi
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Nov 8, 2021
#MentalHealth is just as important as physical health. Here are 5 tips to manage stress, anxiety & protect your #MentalHealth. 💙

#MentalHealthMonday 1⃣ Avoid bad habits 🚭

Don't use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to someone.
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Jun 24, 2021
LIVE: Join our press briefing on the latest #COVID19 updates in #Africa, including discussions on the third wave & COVID-19 vaccine passports. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… "There have now been more than 5.3 million #COVID19 cases on the African continent, & 138,000 lives sadly lost. The third wave is picking up speed, spreading faster, hitting harder." - Dr @MoetiTshidi
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