Tags : Covid-19

Global Food Prices Hit A 10-Year High – UN

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has reported the continuous climb in food prices around the world, hitting a fresh decade high last month. The FAO Food Price Index climbed for a third straight month in October, jumping 3 percent from the previous month to reach its highest level since July 2011. Cereal prices overall […]Read More

Everything To Know About The COVID Subvariant Strain “Delta Plus”

A new Delta subvariant COVID-19 strain has been designated a “Variant Under Investigation” by the U.K., as new evidence suggests it may be 15% more transmissible compared to the Delta variant. Is this sub-variant more transmissible than Delta? According to the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the strain which has two mutations that strengthen its transmissibility, does […]Read More

IMF Revises Global Economy Growth Forcast To 5.9%

The International Monetary Fund has reduced its headline forecast for global economic growth this year by 0.1 percent to 5.9 percent while leaving its projections for 2022 unchanged at 4.9 percent. IMF’s latest outlook released on Tuesday showed that global economy had not recovered from last year’s COVID-19 disruption, stating the “dangerous divergence” between richer […]Read More

Covid-19: Congo Suspends Wedding Ceremonies For 45 Days

In a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus, Congolese authorities have barred all wedding ceremonies in the country for 45 days. “Civil, religious, customary marriage and dowry ceremonies are suspended for 45 days,” Communication Minister Thierry Moungalla said on public television. According to the national coordination of the fight against Covid-19 in Congo, […]Read More

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Budget Presented, Signed From 2016 Till Date

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented a total of N54.41 trillion as proposed budget between 2016 and 2021. However, between 2016 and 2021, a total of N55.71 trillion has been approved. This implies that the National Assembly has raised the budget, within the period under review, by N1.3 trillion. Recall that due to the COVID-19 pandemic […]Read More

15% Businesses Expanded Using Tech Despite COVID-19

A report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that 15 percent of businesses expanded their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic while incorporating technology to conduct business. The report titled: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Enterprises in Nigeria,” was launched by NBS in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). […]Read More

Twentyten Daily Weekly Round Up

Hello Twentyten Daily Readers Below is a roundup of last week’s stories, we reported how between March and August, Nigeria received a total of 9,916,320 doses of Covid-19 vaccines. Within this period, Nigeria received four types of vaccine; Oxford-AstraZeneca, Mordena Vaccine, Johnson and Johnson and Covishield COVID-19 Vaccine. A total of 5,338,640 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca […]Read More

20% Full-Time Workers Lost Their Jobs In 2020

  A report has revealed that twenty percent of the full-time workforce in Nigeria lost employment during the effect COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. This was revealed in a report titled: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Enterprises in Nigeria”, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Bureau of Statistics […]Read More

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Nigeria Received Over 9 million COVID-19 Vaccine In 6 Months

Between March and August, Nigeria has received a total of 9,916,320 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, Twentyten Daily tracked. Within this period, Nigeria received four types of vaccine; Oxford-AstraZeneca, Mordena Vaccine, Johnson and Johnson and Covishield COVID-19 Vaccine. A total of 5,338,640 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was given within the period; 4,000,080 Morderna doses; 177,600 doses […]Read More

UN Calls For Integrated Approach For Lasting Solutions To Natural

The United Nations has asked that the international community change its response to natural disasters to provide a lasting solution to the global problem. Given the ever-increasing frequency of severe weather events, human-made catastrophes and epidemics, piecemeal and fragmented responses will fail to address root causes and may in fact compound the challenges, a new […]Read More