WHO target to vaccinate 70% of world’s population by mid-2022

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and a group of global health leaders, yesterday, pledged to vaccinate 70 per cent of the population of all countries by mid-2022. They said more than 5.7 billion doses have been administered globally but only two per cent of those have been administered in Africa, even as they issued an urgent call for vaccine equity worldwide and in Africa in particular. The leaders, at a press conference, stressed that the worst pandemic in the last hundred years will not…

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Nigeria records 727 fresh COVID-19 cases –NCDC

559 fresh cases of COVID-19 has been reported with five deaths in Nigeria on Thursday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known in its infections update published on its Facebook page on Friday. The additional 727 COVID-19 infections, on Thursday, indicated an increase over the 559 cases reported on Wednesday and was attributed to the third wave surge caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country. The NCDC noted that Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases had jumped to 197, 773 on Thursday. To…

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COVID-19: NCDC records 444 new cases

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control has recorded 444 new infections from 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with seven more COVID-19-related deaths. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Saturday morning. The 444 fresh cases reported on Friday, indicate a decline from the 631 cases posted on Thursday. According to it, the country’s death toll from the virus has risen to 2,494 . It said that the new infection figure had increased the country’s infection toll to 194,088 cases. The NCDC said that the number…

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COVID-19: Nigeria records 626 new cases, 14 deaths

Nigeria recorded 626 new cases of COVID-19 with 14 casualties on Tuesday, Aug. 31, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The public health agency, on its official website on Wednesday morning, said that the surge in infections was driven by the third wave of the pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the agency had announced 460 new infections on Monday, Aug. 30. It gave the total number of deaths from the pandemic as 2,469, with the total haul of active cases rising from 10,858 reported on…

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COVID-19: FG set to sanction Nigerians refusing vaccination

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, hinted that it might sanction anybody who refused to take COVID-19 vaccines after they had been made available to all Nigerians. The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, gave the hint of possible sanctions at a press briefing in Abuja. This was as a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday, barred the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from enforcing compulsory COVID-19 vaccination in the state. Obaseki had last week said any resident of the state,…

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s infections hit 188,880

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says that Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections on Wednesday stood at 188,880. A total of 637 additional infections and seven deaths were recorded on Aug. 25, the NCDC announced via its verified website on Thursday. The new infections however indicate a decrease from the 655 cases reported on Tuesday. The public health agency noted that the seven COVID-19 related deaths recorded on Wednesday increased the country’s fatality figure to 2,288. The agency said that there was a surge of the Delta variant in five states,…

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COVID-19: Nigeria records 565 new cases, eight deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday recorded 565 new COVD-19 cases and eight deaths. This was made known in a statement by the NCDC on Tuesday. The centre said that this brings the total infections to 187, 588 since the index case in 2020. The NCDC attributed the surge to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country. The centre also said that eight COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Monday, bringing the total fatality figure to 2,276. The NCDC stated that the new…

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COVID-19: Lagos isolation centres record 500 deaths, says ministry

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has said more than 500 deaths were recorded in isolation centres across the state. Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Health, Lagos State, ‘Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, made this known in a press statement, yesterday, titled, ‘COVID third wave mitigation: Lagos to sanction erring inbound passengers’. Ogunbanwo explained that inbound travellers contributed to the increasing fatalities. Though he said over 500 had been recorded, data on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that Lagos recorded 47 deaths as of August 21. Part…

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COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,149 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded 1,149 new cases of coronavirus, the highest number of infections in any single day since February 2020. With the latest figure, the total number of infections in Nigeria now stands at 184,593. The NCDC, which disclosed this on its official website handle on Thursday morning, said the 1,149 include the 393 reported from Lagos on Tuesday. The new infections were an increase from the 357 cases reported on Tuesday. According to the NCDC, the surge is driven by the highly transmissible Delta…

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COVID-19: WHO alerts to fake vaccines as FG receives more doses

The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, alerted of the falsified COVISHIELD Coronavirus vaccine (Recombinant) in circulation as Nigeria commences rollout of the phase two of vaccination programme with 4,000,080 Moderna vaccines donated by the United States of America (USA). The falsified products were reported to WHO in July and August. The genuine manufacturer of COVISHIELD (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.) confirmed that the falsified products were first reported at the patient level in Uganda and India. According to a statement by WHO, falsified COVID-19 vaccines pose a serious risk…

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