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Health experts urge Biden to ‘go big’ on nation’s climate change commitment

Joe Biden

On behalf of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health – a consortium of 32 national medical societies organised by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University – Mason 4C faculty members Drs. Mona Sarfaty and Ed Maibach released a public letter to President Joe Biden urging him to “go big” as he considers the climate ...

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Climate change threatens health, food, water security in Africa – Report

Petteri Taalas

Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa, according to a new report devoted exclusively to the continent. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas The State of the Climate in Africa 2019 report, a multi-agency publication coordinated by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), ...

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Nigeria announces 410 new COVID-19 cases as infections hit 49,895

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 announced 410 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 49,895. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC, which made this known on its official twitter handle, said four deaths were recorded in the country. The health agency said that ...

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Nigeria reports 304 fresh COVID-19 infections as death toll hits 888

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Nigeria reported 304 new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the death toll jumps to 888. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Data from the NCDC showed that the 304 new cases were spread across 14 states, and the ...

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U.S. surpasses 150,000 coronavirus deaths

Donald Trump

Coronavirus deaths in the United States topped 150,000 on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 amid a surge in cases across the country, according to a case tracker from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has had by far the largest number of deaths. President Donald Trump of the US The country with the second greatest number of deaths, Brazil, has about 60,000 ...

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14 U.S. states hit highest level of new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria records highest single-day infection

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Nigeria on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 recorded its highest single-day infection of the coronavirus disease with 663 new cases. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The latest figure was released late on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which had before now put the highest single-day infection for the country at 553 on May 30. The ...

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Kenya confirms 167 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 2,767

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Sunday, June 7, 2020 confirmed that 167 people tested positive to COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,767. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Mutahi Kagwe, Cabinet Secretary in the ministry, said the cases were detected from 2,833 samples, which were tested in the last 24 hours. Kagwe said that out of the 167 people, who ...

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Nigeria records 339 new Covid-19 infections, 11 deaths

Coronavirus

The confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria increased by 339 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 to bring the total number of the infections in the country to 7,016. Coronavirus The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which announced the record increase on its website, also said 11 new deaths were recorded on Thursday to increase the total number of lives ...

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Scientists say up to 50,000 COVID-19 deaths possible in South Africa

Zweli Mkhize

South Africa could see up to 50,000 coronavirus deaths and as many as 3 million infections by the end of the year as the southern hemisphere winter leads to a higher rate of infection, scientific models showed on Thursday, May 21, 2020. South African Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize The country already has the highest number of infections and deaths ...

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Lagos conducts 16,000 COVID-19 tests

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Government says it has conducted about 16, 000 COVID-19 tests at a cost of N40,000 to N50,000 per test. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, made this known at the Lagos COVID-19 update on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Abayomi said that there were plans to ramp up testing ...

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