President Buhari, Osinbajo and Other Leaders Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine on Live TV – Shuaib

The Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, has announced that Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari will receive Covid-19 vaccine on live television, alongside other top and prominent Nigerian leaders including Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss…

FG Sanction Passport Holders, Travellers, Govt. Officials For Skipping COVID-19 Test Protocols

The Federal Government has sanctioned travellers, government officials and other passport holders; for failing to undergo compulsory COVID-19 tests after returning into the country. Dr Sani Aliyu – the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 – spoke extensively in a video released on Twitter; by the Ministry of Information and Culture on…

COVID 19: More NYSC Members Test Positive, PTF Speaks On Rising Rate Of Infections, Commences Sanctioning of Defaulting Passengers

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 has announced that 731 members of Batch B National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have tested positive for coronavirus. Mr Boss Mustapha– The Chairman of the PTF on Covid-19 – had informed the public during Tuesday’s briefing at Abuja. The Chairman who spoke extensively, explained that the PTF had…

COVID-19 Vaccines May Arrive In Nigeria By January – Ehanire

The Nigerian Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has stated that Covid-19 vaccines could possibly arrive in the country by January, 2021. The Minister, who attended the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday at Abuja – presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, was on ground to address State House correspondents, assuring that a technical group…

Lagos State Governor Self-Isolates After Aide Contracts COVID-19

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reportedly gone into self-isolation after one his close aides tested positive for COVID-19 While speaking on Friday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi had confirmed the news and stated that other members of the Governor’s team will be tested for COVID-19 and will remain in self-isolation till…

One Dead, Several Hospitalized As Unknown Illness Sweeps India’s South-Eastern Region

India’s south-eastern State, Andhra Pradesh has reportedly been hit by an unknown illness. Reports also claim that more than 200 people have been hospitalized with one death recorded. Doctors in the region confirmed that the patients displayed a wide range of symptoms including nausea, fits and unconsciousness. The State has also been one of the…

Senate Urges Present Administration To Purchase COVID-19 Vaccine

The Muhammadu Buhari led administration has been urged by the Senate to release necessary funds required for the purchase and administration of COVID-19 vaccine in the country. The Senate made their intentions known during Thursday’s seating by directing the Committees on Health and Primary Health Care to invite the Ministry of Health and the Presidential…

Lewis Hamilton Tests Positive to Covid-19

World champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, Formula One’s governing body FIA announced Tuesday. “In accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines in Bahrain he (Hamilton) is now isolating,” said an FIA statement. The FIA said the incident would not affect…

Travellers to UAE must have COVID-19 result, accommodation – NIS

Travellers to UAE must have COVID-19 result, accommodation – NIS

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has announced that henceforth, travellers to the United Arab Emirates must possess confirmed return ticket, negative COVID-19 test result and valid health insurance covering the duration of stay. The Polymerase Chain Reaction test is expected to be taken within 96 hours before departure. The CGI, in…

COVID-19 threatens food security in Lagos, FCT, 2 other States — Experts

COVID-19 has grown beyond health crisis into global food pandemic –WFP

The World Food Programme on Monday said COVID-19 had grown beyond health crisis into global food pandemic of historical proportions. It noted that an estimated 200,000 persons would receive food and cash assistance in COVID-19 urban hotspots of Kano, Lagos and Abuja. The global non-governmental organisation commenced distribution of food items and cash assistance to…

In order to facilitate online procurement of COVID'19 Afreximbank provides $100 million overdraft facility for African States

In order to facilitate online procurement of COVID’19 Afreximbank provides $100 million overdraft facility for African States

The Pan-African multilateral EXIM bank, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in order to help it member states to procure COVID’19 related medical through the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) announces $100 million financial support in the form of pre-approved overdraft limits for each African government, the funding is available to African Governments to acquire the medical…

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CHINA’S VACCINE SHOWS ‘NO SIDE EFFECTS’, SAYS RUSSIAN PHARMACEUTICAL FIRM

CHINA’S coronavirus candidate vaccine caused no side effects among recruits in Moscow as part of large-scale clinical trials. Russia approved Phase 3 trials of the Chinese vaccine developed by CanSino Biologics, a Chinese high-tech biopharmaceutical company, and a research team with the Academy of Military Sciences in August. “At the moment, the volunteers are doing…

BRITISH RESEARCHERS TO TEST COVID-19 VACCINE ON VOLUNTEERS DELIBERATELY INFECTED WITH VIRUS

British researchers are reportedly set to run clinical trials in which volunteers are deliberately infected with Covid-19 to test the effectiveness of potential vaccines. So-called “challenge trials” are expected to begin in January at a quarantine facility in London, according to the Financial Times, which cited people involved in the project. About 2,000 participants are said…