The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has reviewed the country’s response to the pandemic in view of the declining number of cases. In a statement dated April 2, the committee explained that the decision followed the reduced risk of importation of new variants, as well as the availability of vaccines and the increasing number […]

The Federal Government has asked Saudi Arabia to lift the travel restrictions it imposed on Nigerian travellers following the outbreak of the omicron variant of the COVID-19 in South Africa that was later discovered among some travellers said to have visited Nigeria. Ambassador Zubairu Dada, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, made the appeal […]

Nigeria on Wednesday reported 4,035 COVID-19 cases, the highest-ever daily infection tally since the disease was detected in the country more than a year ago.  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its daily update about the pandemic in the country. A breakdown of the new infections showed that they were confirmed […]

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday and is receiving treatment for mild symptoms, the presidency said in a statement. Ramaphosa, who is fully vaccinated, began feeling unwell after leaving a state memorial service for former deputy president F W de Klerk in Cape Town earlier in the day but was […]

The total number of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Nigeria is now three, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday. NCDC Director-General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, who confirmed this in a statement explained that the agency had conducted case and genomic surveillance for inbound international travellers arriving in the country at […]

Nigeria has recorded 513 new cases of COVID-19 with three deaths across the country. This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its latest update regarding the outbreak of the pandemic on Tuesday night. The agency disclosed that the infections were recorded in 15 states including the Federal Capital Territory. Lagos […]

The Nigerian High Commission in London has been closed for 10 days after two officials tested positive for COVID-19. The High Commission stated this in a statement on Thursday night. “This afternoon, the Head of Immigration Section and two other officials went for a meeting at the Home Office,” it said in the statement. “At […]

The Federal Government on Monday took delivery of another tranche of COVID-19 vaccine doses. The latest tranche, over four million doses of the Moderna vaccine, was donated by the US government. Representatives from UNICEF and USAID officially presented the vaccine at a ceremony in Abuja. According to AFP, the vaccines had arrived Nigeria on Sunday […]

Nigeria has confirmed 213 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in various parts of the country, said the Federal Government agency responsible for the control of disease outbreaks. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest update on the outbreak, saying the new cases were reported in 12 states on Monday. Two […]

The Federal Government has vowed to sanction returning passengers who abscond from quarantine facilities, including possible prosecution of such individuals. Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, believed such persons constitute a major risk to the country’s health system. He raised concerns over reports from port health officials that […]

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