Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Nigeria Government Says It Won’t Allow Covid Vaccines’ Hijack

Nigeria’s federal government has assured citizens that Covid-19 vaccines will not be hijacked or diverted by any group outside the distribution plan. There have been growing concerns that politicians may hijack the Covid-19 vaccines, billed to arrive the country next month. Recent announcement of the formula for the distribution of the expected 100,000 doses of...

Nigerian Nurses Raise the Alarm over Inadequate Medical Personnel for Covid-19 Vaccination

Nigerian Nurses on Thursday warned that inadequate medical personnel could jeopardise the efforts of the federal and state governments to administer Covid-19 vaccines on Nigerians. They spoke just as the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) announced the composition of a committee to oversee the procurement and administration of the vaccines, whose first shipment is expected to...

WHO Chief Warns of ‘Moral Failure’ in Covid Vaccine Access to Poor Countries

The head of the World Health Organization has criticised drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in rich countries get vaccinated against Covid-19 before older people in poorer countries. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus kicked off WHO’s week-long executive board meeting — virtually from its headquarters in Geneva — on...

COVID-19: Schools Resume January 18 Until Further Directive –PTF

On Tuesday, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said schools in the country would resume on January 18 until the Ministry of Education announces further directive. PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this while featuring on a television programme monitored by The PUNCH. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had on Monday, said the Federal...

A Year After First Death In China, Coronavirus Source Still A Puzzle

It is the world’s most pressing scientific puzzle, but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the coronavirus, after an investigative effort marked from the start by disarray, Chinese secrecy and international rancour. January 11 marks the anniversary of China confirming its first death from COVID-19, a 61-year-old man who...

How Nigeria’s Rich, Powerful Get Priority Oxygen Amid Supply Shortage In COVID-19 Centres – Hospital Sources

As the cases of COVID-19 increase nationwide following the dreaded second wave of the virus, Nigeria faces the challenge of having enough oxygen supply for patients in its isolation and treatment centres. SaharaReporters investigation however reveals that the government is prioritising the “high and mighty” in its deployment of the few available oxygen cylinders. Sources...

Nigeria Records Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases As Lagos Orders Reopening Of Schools

UK Vaccine News Gives Hope As US Plans Mass Rollout
Nigeria on Monday recorded its highest figure of COVID-19 cases in a day since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020, as the Lagos State government issued a directive for schools to reopen. This was disclosed in a late-night tweet by the agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country –...

COVID-19: Doctors To Seek More Government Funding

The Nigeria Medical Association on Monday said it will seek increased funding for health workers in the country as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim more of its members. At least 20 doctors died in the past week after contracting COVID-19, according to the chairman of the NMA in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr...

FG Imposes New Covid-19 Restrictions, Shuts Down Nightclubs, Recreational Centres

The Federal Government has imposed new restrictions amid the rising cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in various parts of the country. Mr Boss Mustapha, who is the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, announced this on Monday at the briefing of the task force in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He explained that the directives...

COVID-19: El-Rufai Warns Of Another Lockdown As Kaduna Records 30% Rise In Daily Infections

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has expressed worry over the rising cases of COVID-19 infections in the state, warning that he will impose a second lockdown of the entire state if the rate of infections continues to rise. The Governor who disclosed this on Wednesday in Kaduna State said he is worried that the...

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