Nigeria on Sunday recorded an increase in new Covid-19 cases after 203 infections and one death were confirmed across the country. According to data from the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control, Lagos took the lead with 186 new cases. The rest of the cases were from Edo (4), Oyo (4), Rivers (4), FCT (3), and […]

Argentina will go into total lockdown for nine days as it grapples with the worst phase yet of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Alberto Fernandez said Thursday. “We must accept that we are in a critical moment,” Fernandez said as Argentina recorded 35,000 new cases in one day. The pandemic has claimed nearly 73,000 lives in […]

Captain of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of their UCL quarter-final clash against Liverpool slated for Wednesday night at Anfield. Ramos was left out of the first leg tie against Klopp’s men due to a calf problem but the Spanish giants made light work of their English opponents to […]

The Federal Government on Tuesday said an additional 100,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine has been received from India. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the announcement during a press briefing in Abuja. The vaccines, donated by the government of India to Nigeria, will help boost the number of Nigerians […]

The fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria seems to be getting better since the country commenced the vaccination of its citizens. Barely two weeks after the vaccination exercise began, the country recorded its lowest single-day figure in about four months and no new death was reported. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – […]

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 […]

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