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COVID-19: Why states were directed to halt vaccination halfway – Govt

Olorunnimbe Mamora

The Federal Government has explained why it asked all states administering the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the exercise the moment they used half of the doses allocated to them. Minster of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, gave the explanation at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 ...

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British scientists warn COVID-19 cases will rise despite vaccine


A group of scientists, which serves as adviser to the British government over the handling of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, has warned that regardless of vaccination, lifting restrictions over the coming weeks “may lead to a small surge of cases and deaths.” Coronavirus Minutes from a meeting with members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) published on Tuesday, ...

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Vaccine hesitancy and prolongation of a pandemic

Covid-19 Vaccine

In the wake of unprecedented times like the one the world has witnessed in recent times, the novel coronavirus changed the world significantly, and the story of how the world “shut down” would be one that generations to come would hear of. The tales, the myths, the trials and the triumphs. The spread of this virus grew exponentially, and the ...

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Lagos begins COVID-19 vaccination, sets up 88 vaccine centres

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Government has commenced its COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccination programme, while setting up 88 centres for administration of the vaccine to enhance the immunity and health of its citizens.  Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, disclosed this during a media briefing on the Official Rollout, Distribution and Administration of COVID-19 ...

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Nigeria commences COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria

Nigeria started the vaccination of its citizens against the COVID-19 virus on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Abuja. Dr. Cyprian Ngong, a Snr. Registrar at the National Hospital in Abuja, is the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria The vaccine, after undergoing assessment by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the ...

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Women less likely to die from COVID-19 than men in Africa – WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

Women account for a slightly smaller proportion of COVID-19 infections and deaths compared with men, a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 28 African countries shows. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa WHO Regional Office for Africa said this in a statement issued from its headquarters in Brazzaville, Congo on Thursday, March 4, 2021. According ...

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Global COVID-19 cases rise after long decline – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The number of new global cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have risen over the past week after a long decline, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images “More than 2.6 million new cases were reported last ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria receives 3.92m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

COVAX Vaccine

An Emirates plane, Boeing 777300ER, carrying 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja in Nigeria at 11.36 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2021. Officials receiving the vaccines at the airport The vaccine shipment is from COVAX, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain thecoronavirus pandemic. The Boeing ...

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Green recovery can revive coronavirus-hit African economy, tackle climate change – ECA

ECA Green Recovery

Efforts to revive the African economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic should ensure a “green recovery” that and strikes a blow against climate change, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said in a report published on Monday, March 1, 2021. Some of the participants at the virtual event Findings of the report titled “Building Forward for an African ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria expects three types of vaccines – PTF

Olorunnimbe Mamora

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says it is expecting three types of vaccines to cater to the needs of Nigerians. Minster of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora The Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, gave the hint at the PTF briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, March 1, 2021 in Abuja. Mamora said that Nigeria has ...

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