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COVID-19: One case of adverse side effects, as 75000 vaccinated in Oyo

COVID-19: One case of adverse side effects, as 75000 vaccinated in Oyo

By Adeola Badru One person has been reported having complications from the COVID-19 vaccination in Oyo State and other 398 persons with mild symptoms like a slight headache and pain at the point where the injection needle was inserted, as about 75000 people were vaccinated against the infection in the first round of the vaccination…

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NCDC records 11 new COVID-19 infections, bringing total cases to 166,767

NCDC records 11 new COVID-19 infections, bringing total cases to 166,767

NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 166, 767. The centre said the 11  new infections were recorded in Lagos with nine cases, the FCT-one and Kano-one. The NCDC also said that there are 1,…

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WHO grants emergency authorization to second Chinese Covid-19 jab

WHO grants emergency authorization to second Chinese Covid-19 jab

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday granted emergency approval to a second Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in China. The shot, developed by pharmaceutical firm Sinovac, has the highest standards in terms of effectiveness and manufacturing, the WHO said. According to the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE), the jab prevents Covid-19 symptoms in 51 per cent…

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Smokers face 50% higher risk of developing COVID-19, other diseases — WHO

Smokers face 50% higher risk of developing COVID-19, other diseases — WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedos Ghebreyesus, says smokers have up to a 50 per cent higher risk of developing severe diseases and death from COVID-19. Ghebreyesus said this in a message to commemorate World No Tobacco Day, globally marked on May 31 annually, to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and…

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Explosive study points to Chinese lab as source of COVID-19

Explosive study points to Chinese lab as source of COVID-19

People wait to cremate victims who died due to the COVID-19 disease at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Amid calls for a fresh probe into the origins of Covid-19, an explosive new study has found that Chinese scientists created the virus in a lab in Wuhan, then tried…

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Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday. Nguyen Thanh Long said scientists examined the genetic makeup of the virus that had infected some recent patients, and found the new version of the virus. He said lab tests…

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.83m ― CDC

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.83m ― CDC

The number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa reached 4.8 million as of Monday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 130,451 while 4,365,227 patients across the continent have recovered…

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COVID-19: NCDC records 156,558 discharges at May 30

COVID-19: NCDC records 156,558 discharges at May 30

l The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says one person has been discharged on Sunday after recovering from COVID-19, bringing the total number of discharged cases to 156,558. The NCDC confirmed the new recovery in its latest update, via its official website on Sunday. It also reported 30 new additional COVID-19 infections in three…

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FG receives donation of PPEs worth $8m from UNICEF

FG receives donation of PPEs worth $8m from UNICEF

L-R: The Representative of UNICEF in Nigeria, Dr Peter Hawkins; Executive Director of NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib and Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu as FG receives donation of PPEs worth $8m from UNICEF Nigeria on Friday, May 28, 2021. PHOTO: NAN The Federal Government on Friday received eight million dollar worth of Personal Protective…

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COVID-19: Nigeria records 45 new cases, 6 recoveries

COVID-19: Nigeria records 45 new cases, 6 recoveries

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it recorded 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the past  24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 166,191 The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Thursday. It stated that the 45 new cases were from five states. It listed Lagos, with 27…

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