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COVID-19: Lagos Govt extends work-from-home order to Feb 1

COVID-19: Lagos Govt extends work-from-home order to Feb 1

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu The Lagos State Government has further extended the work-from-home order to all state public servants on Grade Levels 14 and below from Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, to Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the directive in a circular signed by the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in Lagos on…

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Italy tightens coronavirus rules, gastronomy largely shut down

Italy tightens coronavirus rules, gastronomy largely shut down

Italy is tightening its coronavirus rules again due to rising case numbers, designating three areas as so-called red zones on Sunday, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Saturday. In the new red zones – Lombardy, Sicily and the autonomous province of Bolzano – people were ordered not to leave their homes if possible, except to…

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Delayed vaccine delivery to Brazil puts pressure on Bolsonaro

Delayed vaccine delivery to Brazil puts pressure on Bolsonaro

The delay of a batch of Indian vaccines against Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus to Brazil could have consequences for the country’s leadership. Officials in Brazil were trying to reach their Indian counterparts to resolve the issue, Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paolo reported on Friday. Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo was trying…

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Any COVID-19 victim that enters Iwo community will be ‘automatically’ healed ― Oluwo

Any COVID-19 victim that enters Iwo community will be ‘automatically’ healed ― Oluwo

Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi on Saturday said that anybody with COVID-19 virus that enters Iwo community will be automatically healed. The monarch also prayed for an end to COVID-19 pandemic urging Nigerians to adhere to all safety protocol by National Center for Disease Control…

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Panic as Nigeria records 8 deaths, 1,867 new cases of COVID-19 in 24hrs

Panic as Nigeria records 8 deaths, 1,867 new cases of COVID-19 in 24hrs

  Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 1,867 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 107,345. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday. It noted that eight people also died from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,413.…

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COVID-19: We’re yet to detect new transmittable variant in Nigeria — NCDC

COVID-19: We’re yet to detect new transmittable variant in Nigeria — NCDC

Idowu Bankole … Records 1,820 new infections in last 24 hours, highest in a single-day Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 1,867 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 107,345. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday. It noted that eight people also died…

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Science succeeding, solidarity failing, says UN chief as global COVID-19 deaths top 2m

Science succeeding, solidarity failing, says UN chief as global COVID-19 deaths top 2m

United Nation’s Secretary- General Antonio Guterres UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says while science is succeeding against COVID-19 lack of global solidarity is worsening the pandemic. Guterres stated this in a video message as the global death toll from the pandemic crossed a new milestone of two million on Friday. According to data compiled by Johns…

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Anger as Pfizer, BioNTech cut back vaccine deliveries to EU at ‘short notice’

Anger as Pfizer, BioNTech cut back vaccine deliveries to EU at ‘short notice’

Pfizer and BioNTech will temporarily cut shipments of its coronavirus vaccine to Europe, several European governments confirmed on Friday. Germany said the delivery schedule would be impacted for the next three to four weeks as the US company is making changes to its production site in the Belgian town of Puurs. “At short notice, the EU…

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COVID-19: ASUU urges FG to mobilise varsities, research institutes for solutions

COVID-19: ASUU urges FG to mobilise varsities, research institutes for solutions

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the Federal Government to mobilise and encourage universities and research institutes to find a lasting solution to the scourge of COVID-19. Dr Dipo Akomolafe, Chairman, ASUU,  Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH) Chapter, Okitipupa, Ondo State, gave the advice in an interview with the…

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Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The global death toll from Covid-19 surpassed two million on Friday, with the World Health Organization (WHO) urging mass vaccinations as the pandemic progresses at a record pace. As of 1825 GMT on Friday, at least 2,000,066 people worldwide had been confirmed dead of the virus that first emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019,…

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