Tag: Coronavirus

Update: Civil servants in Abuja queue to get their COVID-19 vaccine jab after they were locked out of office

Civil servants in Abuja on Wednesday rushed to get their COVID-19 vaccine jab, after being barred from the federal secretariat in Abuja. Members of the civil service and the general public without proof of vaccination and negative PCR tests were being prevented from accessing government buildings in Abuja. In October,[Read More…]

Marcus Lamb, founder of Daystar and Preacher dies of Coronavirus

Marcus Lamb, a prominent Christian broadcaster known for his outspoken opposition to COVID-19 vaccines, has died after contracting the virus. He was 64. “This morning at 4 a.m. the president and founder of Daystar and the love of my life went to be with Jesus,” said his wife, Joni, on a Tuesday[Read More…]

Rwanda has barred direct flights to and from nine African countries

Rwanda has barred direct flights to and from nine countries in southern Africa, joining a growing list of nations that have imposed travel restrictions over a new, heavily mutated Covid-19 variant.  The new variant, dubbed Omicron, was first reported in South Africa last week, with cases subsequently detected in several[Read More…]

Top things to know about the newly identified COVID-19 variant “Omicron”

The World Health Organization has designated a newly identified COVID-19 variant as a variant of concern (VOC), the organization announced Friday. The B.1.1.529 variant, now officially called “Omicron” according to the WHO naming system, was first reported by South Africa on Nov. 24, the group said in a press release. The first known[Read More…]

Israel Vaccinates five year old Children against COVID-19

Israel began rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11 on Monday, becoming one of a handful of countries to inoculate children so young as it seeks to ward off another pandemic wave. Over the summer, the Jewish state experienced an upsurge in coronavirus infections, fuelled by the[Read More…]

Ladi Rotimi-Williams died of COVID-19 despite double vaccination — Son

Chief Ladi Rotimi-Williams, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has died of coronavirus despite him being double vaccinated with the Oxford AstraZeneca. The legal luminary’s death was announced by his son through a post on his Facebook page. According to the son, Kunle, his father died in the early hours[Read More…]

Surge in Covid-19 infections in Nigeria attributed to the Delta variant

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was not considering a lockdown despite rising cases of COVID-19 infections across the country. Speaking at the weekly ministerial briefing organized at the State House in Abuja, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the number of cases were not threatening enough, yet,[Read More…]

Vaccine distrust is one legacy of unethical Big Pharma practices in Nigeria

Vaccine Hesitancy – The Pfizer Kano Case Vaccine distrust is one legacy of unethical Big Pharma practices in Nigeria Written by Mahdi Garba and Modupe Abidakun Edited by Mercy Abang Illustration by Antoine Bouraly   The story was published by our partner Unbias the News. In Kano State, Nigeria, vaccination[Read More…]

COVID-19 cases in Africa spiked by 50% in past week – WHO raises alarm

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that there’s a 52 per cent surge in COVID-19 cases in Africa in the past week. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, disclosed this in a media briefing on Friday. The DG noted that deaths in Africa have also increased by 32 percent and[Read More…]

Edo Governor Obaseki says no record of Indian COVID-19 variant in the state as speculated on social media

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday said there was no record of Indian COVID-19 variant in the state, as was speculated on social media. The governor stated this in Benin at a news conference to provide an update on COVID-19 response in the state. Mr Obaseki was represented[Read More…]