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Biden orders flags to fly at half-mast to mark deaths of 500,000 Americans from Covid-19

US flags will remain at half-mast for five days, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

France is having a ‘baby bust’ nine months after the first lockdown

Contrary to expectations, the country is experiencing a decline in birth rates, writes Rick Noack  France confirmed more than 64...

Two masks are better than one in fight against COVID – US CDC says

Now, with the US still reporting the most coronavirus-related deaths and cases in the world by a wide margin, Biden has made mask-wearing a central pillar of his strategy to get the pandemic under control.

Gov Ortom tests positive for COVID-19

Governor Ortom urges Benue people to continue to observe the protocol for the prevention of the virus such as wearing of face masks, use of sanitisers, regular hand washing and physical distancing.

Nasal spray that ‘can block Covid for two days’ could be in high street chemists by summer – and it could end lockdown

I am confident that the formulation can make an impact. Our goal is to make an impact as soon as possible, we would really like to see this happen by summer.”

Kaduna records highest daily count as NCDC confirms 1,483 new COVID-19 infections

Lagos currently accounts for the highest number of positive cases with 8,511 patients, followed by FCT with 4,470, Nasarawa with 1,152, while Kaduna has 1,170.

Coronavirus: Government ‘could pay £500 to everyone who tests positive’ to encourage self-isolation

The scheme, which would cost up to £450m a week, aims to encourage more people to take a test and to persuade those who test positive to stay at home, regardless of their financial situation.

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

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Fuel subsidy rises to N500bn, NNPC rules out price hike

“Following GMD #NNPC Mallam @MKKyari’s intervention in the National Association of Road Transport Owners/Petroleum Tanker Drivers impasse, PTD has just announced the suspension of its planned strike until closure of discussion between both parties.

Repentant militants, kidnappers become pastors

currently we have eight of them that are full-time pastors in OPM branches.

The African tragedy: the negative effects of superstitions and religion

"We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry. We must condemn those who seek to divide us. We must...

PDP chieftain distributes rice in Osun

By Sefiu Oladipupo In a bid to quench the hunger in the land according to the donor, the...