Tags : COVID-19 Pandemic

WHO Team Arrives In Wuhan For Virus Investigation

A team of experts from the World Health Organization has arrived in Wuhan to probe the origins of the Coronavirus more than a year after it emerged, as China reported its first death from COVID-19 in eight months. Channels TV reports that the 10 Scientists landed for their much-delayed mission, met by Chinese officials in […]

“60 Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project Workers Infected With COVID-19” –FG

Over 60 workers on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project site have been infected with COVID-19 while trying to complete the project. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, who disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, January 11, 2021, also stated that the inauguration of the rail project would be put on hold due to the upsurge […]

CAN, Islamic Council Differ Over Cause Of COVID-19 Spike

Christian and Islamic leaders have disagreed over Government’s claim that reopening of religious centres has contributed to the spike in COVID-19 cases since the second wave hit the country last November. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control, MrBoss Mustapha, told Newsmen that reopening of Schools and businesses also caused the high […]

“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 […]

US President-Elect Joe Biden Receives Second COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

President-elect Joe Biden has received his second COVID-19 shot. Receiving the vaccine on Monday, January 11, 2021, the President-elect said getting vaccines into people’s arms would be a “number one priority” for his incoming administration. Channels TV reports that this comes as vaccine rollout has faltered badly in the world’s hardest-hit country, where some 375,000 […]

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“FG To Review Resumption Date For Schools” -Education Minister

The Federal Government says it is currently reviewing the January 18. 2021, resumption date for Schools across the country, following the rise in COVID-19 cases. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the resumed briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s […]

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COVID-19: Questions On Reinfection Answered

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, experts have grappled with the question of whether a patient who recovers from Coronavirus disease can contract the disease again. The assumption about most viruses is that a second infection is usually milder than the first, because the body has built antibodies against it, but that is not […]

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 […]