COVID vaccines in Africa to be allocated by population

AU chairman Cyril Ramaphosa said vaccines from Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca would be available this year. Millions of coronavirus vaccine doses secured by the African Union (AU) will be allocated according to countries’ populations, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Korea’s population shrinks for the first time

More deaths than births recorded in the country, adding further demographic strain on the world’s 12th-largest economy. South Korea’s population has shrunk for the first time in the country’s history in 2020, with authorities recording more deaths than births, the government said.