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24 Nov
Health Minister Jens Spahn has stressed there's an alternative to Germany's homegrown BioNTech-Pfizer jab. He had come under fire from medical groups for limiting supplies in order to use up the country's Moderna stock.
26 Mar
Brazil's new health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, says he is committed to accelerating Brazil's vaccination campaign to achieve at least one million vaccines per day, after the country surpassed 300,000 deaths from Covid-19.
24 Aug 2020
Germany's health minister has said he is "optimistic" the country will have a vaccine "in the next months, and certainly in the next year." However, he warned the number of new infections among young people was rising.
18 Jul 2020
German state health ministers say restrictions imposed amid future coronavirus outbreaks should be localized on a small scale. This comes as the slaughterhouse behind a major lockdown resumes operations.
21 Apr 2020
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17 Apr 2020
The German heathcare system has "at no time been overwhelmed," according the Health Minister Jens Spahn. Elsewhere, the Chinese city of Wuhan has upped its death toll by 50%.
6 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Health Minister warns against unnecessary gatherings
5 Mar 2020
Nigeria’s health Minister reveals new symptoms of coronavirus
25 Feb 2020
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24 Nov 2019
A draft law prohibits the so-called therapy for all minors, with violators facing jail time. Health Minister Spahn said the ban sends a message to those struggling with their sexuality: "You're OK just as you are."
10 Aug 2019
The Rwandan and Congolese health ministers sign a joint agreement in the context of the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus. The joint communiqué includes the establishment of a cross-border consultation to develop joint strategies for the prevention and management of Ebola cases, including monitoring, information sharing and vaccinations.
26 May 2019
Health Minister opens up on plights of prospective NYSC medical doctors.

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