Confusion as Brazil faces COVID-19 surge with two health ministers As Brazil struggles with surging Covid-19 cases, President Jair Bolsonaro’s government can’t figure out who the health minister is: the one sacked last week or the still-unofficial replacement. The country has recorded the second-most coronavirus deaths, after the United States, […]

….says 35 states, FCT already captured Federal Government says the COVID-19 Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccines have now been delivered to every state in the country except one, Kogi. Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, in his presentation to Council, said “all states except Kogi have […]

Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, Bauchi State Governor, Deputy Governor, Sen. Baba Tela who is also the Chairman, Task Force on Coronavirus and other diseases, and the first lady, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed have on Saturday received the AstraZeneca covid-19 jab. Governor Mohammed at the official flag off of the vaccine held […]

Only five countries out of 217 destinations worldwide are fully open to foreigners, as they lifted all coronavirus-related travel restrictions, the latest report by the World Tourism Organisation said on Monday. The countries are Albania, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, North Macedonia, and Tanzania. “All COVID-19 travel restrictions lifted … (in) […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has been vaccinated against COVID-19 with AstraZeneca vaccine which arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday. Buhari was vaccinated by his personal physician on Saturday at about 11:51 am at a brief ceremony witnessed by top government officials at the New Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He […]

Federal Government, on Monday, asked Nigerians to register for COVID-19 vaccination via the portal of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency. Nigeria is expected to receive 3.92m doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, from COVAX. NPHCDA said the delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine is part […]

World Health Organization experts on Wednesday inspected a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan that some US officials said could have been the source of the coronavirus, as global vaccine hopes rose with strong results reported for Russia’s Sputnik V jab. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown no signs of slowing down even […]

Oyo Police Command has confirmed the death of former Commissioner of Police, Yomi Onashile. Onashile reportedly died of coronavirus at the state’s Isolation centre, Olodo, Oyo State, at the weekend. FirstNews gathered that Onashile had been on admission at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre since Sunday, January 24, 2021 before his […]

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, says nobody is under compulsion to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Sultan, therefore, advised that questions should be asked on storage capacity whenever the vaccine eventually get to Nigeria. Abubakar, who is the President-General, Nigeria’s Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, stated this during the […]

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has taken a second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The former vice president took the first jab of the vaccine on January 6, 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Atiku’s spokesman, Paul Ibe, shared pictures of his principal receiving the vaccine. (1stnewsonline)

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