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Research: Pandemic lockdown may have increased nearsightedness (myopia) in China

The greatest increase in nearsightedness was among 6-year-olds, where the prevalence jumped from 5.7% in 2019 to 21.5% in 2020. Nearsightedness doubled among 7-year-olds over previous years, and increased 1.4 times in 8-year-olds.

No second wave of COVID-19 in Oyo, says Makinde

But the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) has continued its work of monitoring and enlightenment. The data says COVID-19 is still very much with us. Science is telling us that we can slow down the spread by taking precaution. The logical thing to do is to follow what science says.””

Are-Onakakanfo of Egbaland dies of Covid-19

Bolu Akin-Olugbade, Billionaire businessman and the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Owu Kingdom, is dead. Akin-Olugbade, The late Aare...

Breaking: Eko club event center sealed over Covid-19 rule violation

Lagos State Safety Commission and the Lagos State Task Force in a joint enforcement exercise, sealed the Eko Club event centre in...

Just in: FG cancels school resumption, set to review opening process

Announcing the new development on Monday at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said that the rising cases have become a source of worries to the government.

Coronavirus: Liverpool city leaders call for third national lockdown to prevent ‘catastrophe’

We keep the spread of Covid-19 under constant review based on latest medical and scientific data and have been clear we will not hesitate to take actions necessary to protect local communities."

Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot

The age for those receiving shots is capped at 60. People with certain underlying health conditions, pregnant women and those who have had a respiratory illness for the past two weeks are barred from vaccination.

India records 36,595 new coronavirus cases

Its tally is now at 9.57 million and remains the world’s second-highest after the United States, where there have been nearly 14 million infections

Trump adviser tests positive for coronavirus

“I have tested positive for COVID-19,” he announced on Wednesday. “I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including quarantining and contact tracing.”

‘World’s biggest’ PPE manufacturer forced to shut factories as thousands of workers test positive for Covid

The glove maker has 47 factories and of that 41 are in Malaysia. but many of its workers are from Nepal and they live in crowded dormitory complexes.

Hundreds gather to bury Serbia’s Patriarch, despite coronavirus surge

"He acted rationally and with a cool head, seeking ways for us ... not to recognise the independence of Kosovo ... while at the same time understanding reality and all historical mistakes we made,"

U.S. economy faces looming test as coronavirus wildfire rages

Since the spring's catastrophic drop in employment, the economy has clawed back about half of the more than 20 million lost positions. But momentum is slowing, and last week the number of new claims for unemployment insurance rose for the first time in about a month.

As promised, US president-elect, Joe Biden announces coronavirus task force

“The advisory board will help shape my approach to managing the surge in reported infections; ensuring vaccines are safe, effective, and distributed efficiently, equitably, and free; and protecting at-risk populations,”

Italy new COVID-19 cases fall to 32,616 on Sunday

A total of 41,394 people have died because of COVID-19 in Italy, which has registered 935,104 infections since the start of its outbreak.

U.S. reports 130,000 new coronavirus cases, fourth straight daily record

Illinois emerged as the new epicentre in the Midwest, with the state reporting over 60,000 COVID-19 infections in the last seven days, the highest in the country

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Armed forces remembrance: Their families must get necessary support, Olowu Kuta charges FG on fallen heroes

The Olowu of Kuta called on well meaning Nigerians to continue to contribute to the welfare of families left behind by soldiers who put their lives on the line to protect their country.

N1.5 m land scam: Court sends two to jail in Enugu

On a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1.5m).

‘Under siege’: Uganda’s Bobi Wine says military raids home

Bobi Wine tweeted the news just hours after he alleged Thursday’s election was rigged, saying “every legal option is on the table” to challenge the official results.

Nigeria’s inflation rises to 15.75%

The urban inflation rate also increased in December by 16.33 percent (year-on-year) in December 2020 from 15.47 percent recorded in November 2020, while the rural inflation rate increased by 15.20 percent in December 2020.