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India to be added to travel ban ‘red list’ over Covid variant fears

“This means anyone who is not a UK or Irish resident, or a British citizen cannot enter the UK, if they've been in India, in the previous 10 days,”

Covid: Global death toll reaches three million

The true number is believed to be significantly higher because many cases overlooked in the early stages of the outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019.

NAFDAC workers fume, begin 7-day working strike

The union is demanding for the payment of promotion arrears for 2018 and 2019 promotions owed their members (NAFDAC Staff).

Libya takes first batch delivery of Covid vaccines

The country has registered around 1,000 new cases per day in recent weeks, but the difficulty of obtaining a test means that the real numbers may be far higher.

Tanzania’s new president surely can’t be worse than the old one

John Magufuli, whose death was announced on March 17th, was a covid-denying populist who ran a ruthless authoritarian regime. Many believe that the virus killed him.

Kenya hits back at UK travel ban with strict measures

They will also have to pay to take two Covid-19 tests. Kenyan nationals are exempt from the new rules.

Rolls-Royce reports £4bn loss as Covid crisis shakes jet-engine maker

Rolls-Royce scrambled last year to cut costs and raise cash when the extent of the pandemic became clear. That included cutting 7,000 jobs out of 19,000 across its global civil aerospace division, in what it said was the largest restructuring in the venerable company’s recent history.

Covid-19: 4m doses of Covax vaccines to arrive in Nigeria March 2 — FG

“Everything we are expecting from COVAX is AstraZeneca which has a good range in terms of storage because it uses +2 – +8 per cent of refrigeration. We already have cold chain facilities in all local governments, constituencies and wards in the country.

Biden urges US senate to act fast on $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief package

Biden campaigned extensively on raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, from the $7.25 rate that has stood since 2009. Progressives have been pushing the raise as a Democratic priority.

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.

COVID: Nigeria reports 1,065 new recoveries — over 7,000 discharged in one week

With 1,065 patients discharged on Thursday, more than 7,500 patients were confirmed to have recovered from COVID-19 in the last seven days.

WHO recommends Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for all adults

WHO recommends Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for all adults

COVID-19: Senate President cautions aide for failing to wear face mask

The President of the Senate upon seeing the aide, stopped to caution him querying, “where is your face-mask?”

Coronavirus: NAFDAC evaluates Sputnik V, Covax vaccines

We subscribed to two multilateral vaccine access platforms; the first being the Covax facility that will supply vaccines free of charge to members, including Nigeria, to cover 20 per cent of our population.

Covid patients with gum disease NINE TIMES more likely to die, study warns

The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology revealed that patients with the oral condition were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care.

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Nigeria on the 1st spot In Africa, 6th globally among high tuberculosis burden countries

Estimates from WHO global report 2020 suggest that TB kills 18 Nigerians every hour, 47 Nigerians develop active TB every hour (seven of which are children).

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...