Women in Africa are less likely to die from Covid-19 than men, but more likely to succumb to maternal complications due to limited access to reproductive services since the pandemic started, the UN said Thursday citing reports. A study of 28 African countries including Guinea, Mauritius and Uganda showed that on average women accounted for […]

The Federal Government plans to provide 10-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in every state of the Federation, as part of strategies to provide critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who gave an assurance that the focus on COVID-19 prevention and treatment […]

Four million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday from India…. President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set of Nigerians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on […]

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has tested positive for COVID-19.  A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase on Wednesday says that the governor’s result turned positive after a close aide also returned positive in the last few weeks. He noted that the governor did not show any symptoms of the disease but […]

President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe, a White House official said Sunday, as the new administration ramps up its pandemic response. Biden will also on Monday extend the ban to travelers who have recently been to South Africa amid warnings […]

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday said his government was in touch with manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine. Lagos is the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria with 35,804 cases in total, the highest from any region. “We have started a conversation with some of the vaccine manufacturers,” Sanwo-Olu said during an appearance on […]

Rivers state has reported 163 new cases of the novel coronavirus, even as 14 more persons were confirmed dead across the country. Rivers’ tally made it the second most-prolific virus state on Wednesday, just behind Lagos state, the country’s epicentre of the global pandemic. In an early-morning tweet on Thursday, the Nigeria Centre of Disease […]

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha says Nigeria and South Africa have continued to report the highest daily count of COVID-19 on the African continent.  The PTF Chairman while giving his remarks on Monday noted that one in every five persons tested in Nigeria within the passing week turned […]

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country. In a statement signed by its spokesman Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the Governors forum said it was alarmed by the intensity of the second wave of the […]

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, says the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment may be suspended due to large crowds which pose COVID-19 risks. Mamora, who also a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said this on Monday during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme. “Nobody feels good; […]

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