Tag: coronavirus

WHO says over 30 COVID-19 vaccines undergoing clinical trials, including in Russia

Abdul Jimoh- September 10, 2020

More than 30 vaccines against COVID-19 are currently undergoing clinical trials in different countries, including in Russia, and this is very encouraging, the World Health ... Read More

9 coronavirus vaccine makers pledge to ‘stand with science’

Abdul Jimoh- September 8, 2020

Nine pharmaceutical companies pledged on Tuesday to “uphold the integrity of the scientific process” as they face pressure to quickly produce a coronavirus vaccine. In ... Read More

Carefree attitude of Nigerians leads to national spread of COVID-19- Ajibade

inno.korie- August 2, 2020

A Pharmacist, Mr Abiodun Ajibade, on Sunday attributed the spike in cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria to carefree attitude of many people. was responsible ... Read More

COVID-19 Response: FG Receives 2nd Batch Medical Supplies of UN Basket Fund

Henry Solomon- July 31, 2020

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has joined other stakeholders to receive 2nd Batch Medical Supplies purchased with UN Basket Fund for COVID-19 Response ... Read More

Coronavirus vaccine: WHO chief scientist thinks mid-2021 is possible

Abdul Jimoh- July 20, 2020

Widespread coronavirus vaccination could begin in the middle of next year, the chief scientist of the World Health Organisation, Soumya  Swaminathan said. She expressed cautious ... Read More

German Pharmacists Develop Gargle Test to Detect Coronavirus

Henry Solomon- July 15, 2020

Pharmacists at Germany’s University of Halle-Wittenberg have developed a way of detecting small amounts of coronavirus in gargling solution, a technique which could be used ... Read More

COVID-19: AfDB Urges Central Banks to Cut Interest Rates

Henry Solomon- July 7, 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has urged central banks on the continent to act quickly by cutting interest rates to inject liquidity in view of ... Read More

Brazilian President Bolsonaro tested for coronavirus

Abdul Jimoh- July 7, 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been tested for the novel coronavirus, local media cited the president’s office as saying on Monday. The right-wing populist president, ... Read More

Face Mask Mandatory, Gathering Ban During Hajj – Saudi Arabia

Tanimu- July 6, 2020

Saudi Arabia on Monday said all the intending pilgrims in 2020 Hajj must wear face masks at all times, while workers would ensure no overcrowding ... Read More

Don Jazzy Urge Nigerians to be Careful when They Visit Barber Shop

Tanimu- July 6, 2020

Nigerian Music star, Micheal Ajereh a.k.a Don Jazzy has urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to safety measures approved by health authorities to avoid contracting the ... Read More

Osun records 2 COVID-19 deaths, 14 new cases

Suleiman Idris- July 5, 2020

The Osun Government says it has recorded two coronavirus related deaths with 14 new cases in the state. Dr Rafiu Isamotu, the state’s Commissioner For ... Read More

Drug Addicts, Substance Users Susceptible to COVID-19 Infection, Expert Says

Henry Solomon- June 27, 2020

A Mental and Behavioural Medicine Specialist, Dr Kola Okunade, on Saturday said drug addicts and substance users were more susceptible to COVID-19 and other deadly ... Read More

Mysterious Deaths in Kano, Panel’s Report Says 15% COVID-19 Related

Tanimu- June 17, 2020

The Kano State Investigative Panel on Mysterious Deaths has said that only 15.9 percent of the recently recorded mysterious deaths in the state were COVID-19-related. ... Read More

Oscar Award Moved to April Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Henry Solomon- June 16, 2020

The 2021 Oscars ceremony was moved to April from February on Monday due to the havoc caused in the movie industry by the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read More

Many Families Will Resort to Child Labour Over COVID-19 Pandemic- UNICEF

Henry Solomon- June 12, 2020

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says many families will resort to child labour as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally. Mr ... Read More

Don’t stigmatise persons diagnosed, treated for COVID-19 , FCT minister warns

Abdul Jimoh- June 10, 2020

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has warned against discrimination against persons who have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 infection in the territory. Aliyu ... Read More

Burundi’s President Nkurunziza dies of a heart attack at 55

Abdul Jimoh- June 9, 2020

President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza has died after a heart attack at the age of 55, the government announced on Tuesday, 10 days after his ... Read More

PTF on COVID-19 Brief President Buhari as Ease of Lockdown Ends

Henry Solomon- May 31, 2020

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID–19 where today at the State House, Abuja to brief President Muhammadu Buhari. The President received members of the ... Read More

COVID-19 Won’t Truncate Nigeria’s Electoral Process – INEC

Henry Solomon- May 30, 2020

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said COVID-19 pandemic would not truncate Nigeria’s democracy and electoral process. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this in ... Read More

Brazil Now has More Coronavirus Deaths Than Spain

Henry Solomon- May 30, 2020

Brazil has now suffered more deaths from the novel coronavirus than Spain, according to new statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. The ... Read More