Tags : Covid-19 Vaccines

Iran Records Over 5,800 Daily Covid Cases

Iran has become the hardest hit country in Middle East by the pandemic in terms of total cases and deaths. Health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said 239 people with Covid-19 had died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total since February to 27,658. She added that the number of confirmed cases had risen […]Read More

Nigeria To Receive Covid-19 Vaccines By February

The Nigerian Governor’s Forum in a communique on Thursday with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GOVI) revealed the country would receive its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines by February. Chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi, revealed that there is an arrangement for the World Health […]Read More

Vaccines Do Not Contain DNA Altering Microchips – PTF

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), have addressed the speculation that the expected COVID-19 vaccines would contain microchips that would alter human genetic  information. Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director for the agency gave the assurance at the  Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 national briefing in Abuja on Monday, January 8. Recall that Nigeria […]Read More

Nigerian States Lament Over Insubstantial Vaccine Distribution

State governors in Nigeria are calling on the Federal government to increase the number of vaccines allocated to their states. Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo state, told the media that the 1,848 doses of COVID-19 vaccine allocated to the state were insufficient, to say the least. According to the sharing formula released by the National […]Read More

UK To Close All Travel Corridors On Monday

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced all travel corridors will be closed from Monday, ending the quarantine exemption for arrivals from selected nations. The announcement comes after it was confirmed that a new variant of COVID-19, which emerged in Brazil, had been discovered in the UK. The new policy would come to effect from […]Read More

UK Health Experts Call For Tougher Lockdown and Closure Of

Health experts in the UK are calling for the government to rigidify coronavirus rules by closing nurseries as well as making masks mandatory in busy outdoor areas.  On Friday, January 8, the United Kingdom recorded its highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic with 1,325 fatalities in one day. Albeit closure of […]Read More

Is Africa Failing In The Race For Covid-19 Vaccines?

In the last quarter of 2020, African countries were signing up with the rest of the world to secure at least 220 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines for the continent as the race to find safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines kicked-off. While eight countries in Africa had agreed to self-finance their vaccine doses through the […]Read More

UK To Prioritize Police Officers For Covid-19 Vaccine in the

According to UK  Home Secretary Priti Patel, the government is looking at prioritizing police, teachers and others who are grouped as persons with high “occupational risk of coming in contact with the virus”. Meanwhile, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) for the UK has announced a meeting tomorrow to discuss which groups should […]Read More

Nigeria Orders Schools To Resume Amidst Increasing Number of Covid-19

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that January 18 remains the resumption date for all schools across the nation. The announcement was made by the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, during a television programme. He revealed that the federal government had no plans of changing the resumption […]Read More