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 […]

Canada extends flight ban from India, prepares for return of direct flights

Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada. As Canada prepares for the return of direct flights from India to Canada, Transport Canada is announcing an extension of the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that restricts all direct commercial and private […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 3rd wave: 16 more unvaccinated persons die in Edo, as mortality rises to 50

Edo State has confirmed the death of 16 more persons who have not been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccines, as the government intensifies vaccination across all communities in the state to protect citizens and achieve herd immunity against the COVID-19 virus. The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, chaired by […]

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 […]

COVID-19 vaccines safe for pregnant women, strongly encouraged for women contemplating pregnancy

Pregnant women and those who are planning to conceive are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This is according to the recommendation by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on COVID-19 Vaccines, which continues to monitor the safety and effectiveness of inoculation during pregnancy and lactation for all vaccines included in and considered in the country’s […]

COVID-19 3rd wave: Edo records one death, four new cases, as govt readies to begin second phase vaccination

Edo State on Tuesday recorded one death and four new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), as the state prepares to begin the second phase vaccination rollout to protect citizens against the virus, amid the third wave of the pandemic. The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting of the […]

Extra COVID-19 support deployed to UK’s North East

Following the latest review of COVID-19 support provided to areas in England, the government is deploying additional support to the seven local authorities across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, and five local authorities in the Tees Valley. The decision is based on the latest data and local insights and will provide targeted additional […]

South Africa passes third wave peak, threat of a new surge looms

South Africa has passed the peak of the Coronavirus third wave, which has infected over two million people, Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi said on Friday. Addressing the media on the progress of government’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19, the Minister said the number of new infections has started to decline. However, she cautioned […]

Africa’s COVID-19 deaths surge by 43% in a week

Africa has recorded a 43% week-on-week rise in COVID-19 deaths, as hospital admissions increase rapidly and countries face shortages in oxygen and intensive care beds. This is according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which said that deaths also peaked at 6 273 in the week ending on 11 July from 4 384 in the […]

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