Tag: COVID-19

FACT CHECK: Can COVID-19 vaccine injection site light a bulb?

By Emiene Odaudu-Erameh At first look, it might appear like a prank or some kind of social media challenge, but it is not. A TikTok video which has been shared numerous times on WhatsApp showed a man who claims that the Covid-19 vaccine site on the human arm can be[Read More…]

COVID-19: Federal Government removes India from list of restricted countries

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on flights coming into the country from India. This was disclosed by the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, via a new travel protocol released on Sunday. The reviewed protocol took effect from September 14, 2021. However, the sanctions placed[Read More…]

Update: Ex-CBN deputy gov, Obadiah Mailafia, died of COVID-19

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, died of coronavirus (COVID-19) complications. A close source to the family confirmed the development to NewsWireNGR. The source said the former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) was rushed to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital but didn’t make[Read More…]

Edo flags off ‘Operation Show Your Vaccination Card’ before granting entry to Secretariat

Edo State Government on Tuesday flagged off the Operation Show your vaccination card and have refused entry of unvaccinated civil servants and visitors to its Secretariat.   The operation was supervised by the state’s Head of COVID-19 Enforcement Team, Mr Yusuf Haruna, who manned the main gate opposite the Economic and[Read More…]

COVID-19: 1.6 million Nigerians have been fully vaccinated – Federal Government

The Federal Government has stated that about 1.6 million Nigerians have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Executive-Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this during the national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC), on Monday, September 13.  According to Shuaib, 1,692,315 persons have received two[Read More…]

COVID-19: Federal Government directs foreign airlines to board passengers without Pcr test

The Federal Government has asked airlines to allow foreign travellers without?evidence of payment for their COVID-19 PCR test. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in a memo it issued on September 11. According to the memo, foreign airlines were asked to board passengers without evidence of[Read More…]

US zoo treats several gorillas who test positive to COVID-19

Several gorillas at Zoo Atlanta in the southern US state of Georgia have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, the zoo said. The western lowland gorillas were tested after keepers saw them coughing and other symptoms, it said. Initial tests indicated they were positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes[Read More…]

Edo SSG brother dies of COVID-19 complication

Mr John Ogie, an elder brother to the Secretary to Edo Government, Osarodion Ogie, has been reported dead following complications from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The news of his demise is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Benin by Mr Chris Nehikhare, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Publicity Secretary in[Read More…]

8 in 10 African countries to miss crucial September COVID-19 vaccination goal — WHO official

Agency Report Africa is likely to miss the urgent global goal of vaccinating the most vulnerable 10 per cent of each country’s population against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by the end of September, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO Regional Office for Africa in a statement released on[Read More…]

COVID-19 fatalities spike as infection rates increases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 complications as infections continue to surge in the country. The NCDC confirmed 650 new cases in 16 states of the federation and the FCT, with 56 deaths across the country on Saturday, via its verified[Read More…]