Tags : 2019-nCoV

“How Increased Travels, Religious Activities, Others Triggered Hike In COVID-19

​The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has highlighted the factors that led to the increased figures of Coronavirus recorded in the country since November 2020. Addressing reporters on Monday, January 11, 2021, in Abuja, the PTF Chairman, Mr Boss Mustapha, revealed that increased local and international travels were among the major factors. He listed […]

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“Why We Are Against Re-Opening Of Universities Amid Pandemic” –ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has insisted that Nigerian Universities are not ready to re-open in the middle of a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. Disclosing this on a Channels TV programme on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, ASUU’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said “Our concern is rooted in the safety of our […]

Pope Francis’ Personal Doctor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Pope Francis’ personal Doctor, Mr Fabrizio Soccorsi, has died from health complications related to the Coronavirus disease. According to the Catholic News Agency which quoted Vatican Newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, the 78-year-old physician, who was being treated for an “oncological pathology”, died at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital. Dr Soccorsi had trained in medicine and surgery at Rome’s […]

COVID-19: Biden To Receive Second Vaccine Dose

United States President-elect, Mr Joe Biden, is expected to receive his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, January 11, 2021. His Office made the announcement three weeks after his first injection was broadcast live to boost public confidence in the jab. When he got his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the […]

“COVID-19 not hoax”, Sanwo-Olu Tells Lagosians

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has warned Lagosians on the devastating effect of the raging Coronavirus disease. The Governor appealed to Lagosians on Sunday, January 10, 2021, to take all the COVID-19 protocols seriously as the virus is not a glamorous disease or a hoax as some people claim it is. In his tweet, […]

UK Helps Raise $1 Billion In Global Vaccine Donations

Britain has said it has helped raise $1 billion (818 million euros) from global donors towards the drive to help “vulnerable countries” access coronavirus vaccines, by match-funding contributions. The UK in a statement on Sunday, January 10, 2021, said, in addition, it has committed £548 million to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), after matching […]

COVID-19: Police Raid Night Club, Arrest Fun Seekers In Lagos

The Police authorities in Lagos State has raided a nightclub in the State and arrested many fun-seekers in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Channels TV reports that the operation was carried out by the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. A total […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Six More Deaths As Cases Near 96,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed that COVID-19 death toll hit 1,330 on Thursday, January 7, 2021, after six more people battling the disease lost the fight. The NCDC made the confirmation on Friday, January 8, 2021, in an early-morning tweet while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in […]

Nigeria Records Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases For Third Consecutive Day

Nigeria has continued to witness a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases, reporting its highest single-day tally for the third consecutive day. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a late-night tweet on Wednesday, January 6, 2021; saying 1,664 more infections were reported in 24 hours with five more fatalities. […]

China Blocks WHO Team From Entering Country To Find COVID-19

An expert mission to China to find the origins of the Coronavirus pandemic stumbled before it even began, with the Head of the World Health Organisation complaining that Beijing was blocking the Team from entering the country. WHO Chief, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he was “very disappointed” with the last-minute bar on entry, in […]