COVID-19 vaccine saves lives – South Africa’s Deputy President

Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on COVID-19 Vaccines, has debunked the myth that the vaccine kills. “Vaccination protects people’s lives. We’ve seen all those who have died because of COVID-19 and have been reassured that this vaccine is the only defence against this deadly disease. This […]

COVID-19 3rd wave: Two unvaccinated persons die in Edo, mortality rises to 69

Edo State has continued to record an increase in the number of deaths of persons who have not been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccines, as the state, Wednesday, confirmed two more COVID-19-re­lated deaths, raising the total number of fatalities in the third wave of the pandemic in the state to 69. The State COVID-19 Incident […]

Lagos Targets 30 Percent Vaccination Rate First Year

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu addressing the audience and stakeholders’ at the Global Citizen Live concert held in honour of frontline and essential workers in the battle against COVID-19, at the Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, on Saturday, September 18, 2021. …Fela’s Afrika Shrine Agog as Governor Hosts Global Citizen Live Concert… Free access to Coronavirus […]

Thousands of UK patients to benefit from life-saving COVID-19 treatment

Thousands of vulnerable NHS patients in hospital due to COVID-19 are set to benefit from a ground-breaking new antibody treatment, the government has announced today (20 September 2021). Ronapreve, a combination of two monoclonal antibodies, will be targeted initially at those in hospital who have not mounted an antibody response against COVID-19. This includes people […]

Vaccine passport: Edo enforces no proof of vaccination, no entry in offices

…insists on compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions.. The Edo State Government, in the early hours of Wednesday, deployed special teams to various government-owned facilities across the state to enforce the restriction on access to large public gatherings for persons without evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. The enforcement was monitored by the Edo COVID-19 Enforcement Team, headed by […]

COVID-19 infection in Edo rises to 1098, mortalities hit 54

The Edo State Government has intensified the vaccination of citizens across the state’s 18 local government areas, urging those who have been inoculated to get vaccinated in order to remain healthy and protected against the deadly virus. The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, […]

Obaseki Wants Locally Manufactured Vaccines

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the development of vaccines by Nigerian scientists would enhance its acceptance by Nigerians. The governor noted that the hesitancy being recorded in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination exercise may be linked to lack of local input in the manufacturing processes. Obaseki, who was represented by the […]

No link between COVID-19 jab and those who die – SAHPRA

No South African has died from the COVID-19 jab, as the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHRPA) continues to investigate the safety of vaccines. This is according to the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee (NISEC) Chairperson, Professor Hannelie Meyer, who was speaking during a webinar on self-reporting of side effects or adverse events. Meyer […]

COVID-19: Lagos Trains Educators On Safety In Workplace

(L-R) Director, Basic Education Services, Mr. Oladele Ojikutu; Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja at the training on Basic Occupational Safety for Education Officers held at the Education Resource Centre, Ojodu, Lagos. The Lagos State Government, in a bid to ensure safety in the school […]

Joe Biden striving to restore public confidence in his handling of pandemic

Joe Biden, striving to restore public confidence in his handling of the pandemic, announced new vaccination mandates on Thursday for 100 million workers, about two-thirds of the American labour force. Channeling national frustration as the virus surges back, the US president adopted his sternest tone yet in reprimanding the tens of millions of Americans who […]

G20 to provide poor countries with COVID-19 vaccines

Ministers of health from the Group of Twenty (G20), took a step toward a plan to curb the spread of the COVID-19 among vulnerable populations in poor countries. According to Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, the ministers agreed on a broad plan to provide financial assistance and vaccines to slow the spread of the […]

Oxygen usage in Lagos isolation centres now 563 per week

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed on Monday that the use of oxygen by COVID-19 patients in isolation centres in Lagos state has risen to 563 per week. “The oxygen consumption rose from 467 from August 18-24 to 563 from the period of August 25-31, 2021,” he said. The figure from the commissioner […]

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