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Spain donates 4.4m COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria

The Spanish government has donated 4.4 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines to Nigeria. The donation, it said, was in line with its unconditional defence of fair, equitable, and universal access to vaccines against COVID-19. A statement on Wednesday from the Embassy of Spain in Nigeria explained that the handover ceremony …

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WHO approves China’s COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organisation on Thursday authorised the use of Chinese manufacturer’s CanSinoBIO’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. It is the third Chinese-made vaccine to be approved by the WHO, after Sinovac and Sinopharm. It was found to have 64 percent efficacy against symptomatic disease and 92 percent efficacy against severe Covid-19, …

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COVID-19 my most trying moments, says outgoing NYSC DG

The outgoing Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has described the outbreak of COVID-19 as the most trying moments in his life as he thought the NYSC would crash on his head. He, however, said he came, saw and conquered. Ibrahim, in an interview with …

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New York City enters high COVID-19 alert status

Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday upgraded New York City’s COVID-19 alert status to high because of a recent surge in people being hospitalised for the virus. The change in status came as the number of hospitalisation in the city due to coronavirus had increased steadily over the past two months …

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US mourns one million dead from Covid-19

The United States has crossed the threshold of one million deaths from Covid-19, the White House said on Thursday, as the nation seeks to turn the page on the pandemic despite threats of another surge. “Today, we mark a tragic milestone,” President Joe Biden said in a statement that acknowledged …

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‘Regulations making Nigerian banks resilient in COVID-19’

THE Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Mr Bello Hassan, has said that regulatory policies have continued to make Nigerian banks resilient by being safe, stable and sound in spite of COVID-19 pandemic. Hassan spoke at the 2022 NDIC retreat for members of the House Of Representatives Committee on …

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11 African countries in fifth COVID-19 wave

Coronavirus infections are on the rise in Africa but are becoming less and less fatal, an Africa Centre for Disease Control official said on Thursday. Countries experiencing their “fifth wave” of cases are seeing tallies spike higher than in their previous wave, Deputy Head of the pan-African health organisation, Ahmed …

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