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COVID-19 Death Toll Worsens In India With 3,689 Dead In One Day

India on Sunday reported its highest single-day toll of 3,689 Covid deaths. The country also saw a slight dip in the daily numbers with 3,92,488 new cases reported in the last 24 hours The new cases take India’s Covid tally to 1,95,57,457. The new cases recorded in the last 24 hours showed a slight dip from Saturday when India hit ...

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Covid-19: FG To Deny Travelers Entry From India, Brazil, Turkey

•Imposes heavy fine on defaulting airlines •Issues new guidelines on coronavirus prevention Olawale Olaleye Concerned by the new wave of Covid-19 in some parts of the world, the federal government has banned passengers, who have visited India, Brazil and Turkey in the last 14 days from entering the country as part of precautionary measures to minimise the risk of a ...

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Ramadan: WHO Warns Of Possible Surge In COVID-19

Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month would begin on Tuesday in many Arab countries, as the holy month comes amid restrictions for the second year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia announced on Sunday night that the new moon was not spotted and therefore, Monday marks the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban. However, ...

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Lagos Receives Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines

The vaccines were provided by COVAX, in an unprecedented global effort to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday received shots of the COVID-19 vaccines at the State House, Abuja, and since then other eminent Nigerians have also received it. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has received doses of ...

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I Will Not Take COVID-19 Vaccine, Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello Dares Buhari

AGAINST President Muhammadu Buhari’s call that frontline health workers and strategic leaders take COVID-19 vaccine first, Yahaya Bello, Kogi State governor, has said that he does not need the vaccine.  Bello, in an interview on Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Friday night, said he did not need to take the vaccine because he was 100 percent hale and hearty. He, however, admitted that ...

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Photos: Go And Get Vaccinated, Buhari Tells Nigerians As He, Osinbajo Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo have both taken a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the full glare of the public. The duo took the vaccine at the New Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja and shortly after that the Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, presented them ...

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NAFDAC Approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye made the announcement during a live briefing on Thursday. She said that the vaccine can be stored at 2 to 8-degree centigrade. According to the NAFDAC Boss, there are three additional ...

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Nigeria Records 20 Deaths, 506 New COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria has recorded 20 deaths resulting from COVID-19 disease, with 506 new confirmed cases. A daily statistical report on the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria posted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its website showed that on Sunday, February 7, 506 new confirmed cases and 20 deaths were recorded. The report showed that till date, 139,748 cases have ...

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Second Wave: Schools Will Be Shut If… — FG

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said it won’t hesitate to shut down schools in the country should there be a spike in COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria. PTF National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Muhammed, stated this in a video posted on Twitter by the PTF on Monday. Muhammed said, “The issue of school reopening is something that the PTF ...

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Breaking News: NAFDAC Raises Alarm Over Fake COVID-19 Vaccine In Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday stated that it has not approved any COVID-19 vaccine. It warned fake vaccines have started circulating in the country, urging the public not to purchase such drugs as they can cause COVID-19-like illnesses and can lead to death. It also urged government establishments, agencies and big corporations ...

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