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Still ‘not clear’ whether Omicron COVID variant is more severe than Delta – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

World Health Organisation (WHO) says it still “not clear” whether Omicron COVID variant is more transmissible or more severe than Delta variant. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO, in a statement on Sunday, November 28, 2021, said that its experts, researchers in South Africa and ...

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COVID-19: NCDC reports spike in fatalities as infections surge

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 complications as infections continue to surge in the country. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC confirmed 650 new cases in 16 states of the federation and the FCT, with 56 deaths across the country on Saturday, August 28, 2021, via its verified ...

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COVID-19 Delta variant spreading, present in 104 countries, WHO warns

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the COVID-19 Delta variant was ripping around the world at a scorching pace, driving a new spike in cases and deaths from COVID-19. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, said this at a ...

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NCDC confirms deadly Delta variant of COVID-19 in Nigeria

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has detected a confirmed case of the SARS-CoV-2, known as the Delta variant in Nigeria. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this in an interview in Abuja. The deadly Delta variant is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a variant of ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases resurge by 20%

Stéphane Dujarric

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa has marked its worst pandemic week ever, as cases rose for seven consecutive weeks since the start of the third wave in May. UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said this while briefing correspondents  at the UN headquarters in New York, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 on the ...

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