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U.S. offers to provide North Korea 60m doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine

Washington on Friday, January 21, 2022, offered to provide North Korea  60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine through the United Nations’ tools. Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Kim Kyung-hyup, the South Korean lawmaker and Chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the ...

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COVID-19: WHO expresses hope worst of Omicron wave is over

Omicron variant

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed optimism that worst of latest wave of COVID-19 is over, in spite of spread of Omicron variant across the world. Omicron variant Omicron continues to sweep the world, but cases seem to have peaked in some countries, which gives the UN health agency hope that the worst of this latest wave of COVID-19 ...

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I am now free of COVID-19 – FCT Minister

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has disclosed that he had been tested negative to COVID-19 after taking the prescribed medication. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello Bello made the disclosure on his verified Facebook account, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in Abuja. Bello tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on December 31, 2021. Bello said: ”I am pleased to ...

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Poland enters fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic – Health Ministry

Waldemar Kraska

Deputy Minister of Health, Waldemar Kraska, said on Monday, January 17, 2022 said Poland has entered fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, detecting 10,445 new cases over the past days. Deputy Minister of Health of Poland, Waldemar Kraska Kraska said on air of Polsat broadcaster that “it seems that the fifth wave is already knocking on our doors. “Today’s data ...

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COVID-19: Vaccination now a must for 60 year-olds in Greece

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

Fines went into effect in Greece on Monday, January 17, 2022, for people aged 60 and above who are not vaccinated against the Coronavirus. Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine The new regulations required anyone above the cut-off age to pay a monthly fee of €100 euros ($114.50) if they have opted not to get vaccinated. The incoming rule was announced in November. ...

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Germany’s seven-day incidence of infections over 500 again

Karl Lauterbach

Germany has recorded another height in its seven-day incidence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, according to the country’s disease control body. German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a record 528.2 new infections per 100,000 people per week on Monday, January 17, 2022, surpassing the 515.7 reported on Sunday. This compares to 375.7 new infections per 100,000 ...

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Iran records first deaths linked to Omicron variant

Omicron variant

Iran has registered its first confirmed deaths from the Omicron variant, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Omicron variant So far, three Iranians have died from the highly transmissible variant and more than 1,100 people have been infected with it nationwide, the ministry said, according to the Tasnim News Agency. In spite of an acute economic crisis, ...

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Lagos administers 2.19m doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 2,195,779 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Lagos as at January 12, 2022. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Abayomi disclosed this on Saturday, January 15, through his official Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi while giving the state’s Vaccination Update. According to him, 1,026,144 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine ...

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German doctors warn COVID-19 may spread faster with shorter quarantine

Karl Lauterbach

A doctors’ association in Germany has warned that legislation just passed by parliament to shorten Coronavirus quarantine times can lead to a faster spread of COVID-19. German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach According to the bill approved by the upper house on Friday, January 14, 2022, people who have had a booster shot and subsequently come into contact with an infected ...

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Omicron now dominant variant in Nigeria, Cabo Verde – WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Omicron is currently the dominant variant in both Cabo Verde and Nigeria as COVID-19 cases are on increase in West Africa. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The UN health agency on Thursday, January 13, 2022 said 30 African countries – and at least 142 worldwide – had detected the Omicron variant while ...

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