Nigeria records 371 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 371 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 158,906. The...

Ophthalmologist: Cataract leading cause of blindness in Taraba

Cataract has been identified as the leading cause of blindness in Taraba state. An Ophthalmologist who practices in the state, Dr. Gideon Avar, spoke Monday,...

ECOWAS recommends compensation for vaccine side effects, injury

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Vaccine Taskforce has recommended compensation for citizens who suffer side effects or injury from the COVID-19...

Buhari Receives COVID-19 Vaccine In Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Saturday vaccinated against COVID-19. Buhari was vaccinated by his personal physician at about 11.51 am at a brief ceremony witnessed...

Three doctors, nurse receive first doses of coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria

Three doctors and one nurse have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria, launching the country’s vaccination campaign on Friday, March 5, 2021. Dr Cyprian Ngong...

States ready as 2.3 million register for vaccination in 24 hours

No fewer than a 2.3 million Nigerians have registered for COVID-19 vaccination 24 hours after a portal for that purpose was launched, the National...

Nigeria set to receives 16 million doses of coronavirus vaccines

Nigeria is set to receive COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX. The vaccines are among the first of more than a billion doses going to developing...

Ihekweazu: COVID-19 Triggered Rapid Investment in Nigeria’s Health Security

Exactly one year after Nigeria recorded its COVID-19 index case, the federal government yesterday stated that the pandemic had triggered a rapid investment in...

NCDC records 634 new infections, total now 154,476

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 634 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 154,476....

NCDC reports 655 new COVID-19 infections, 11 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 655 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the...

1 in 5 people in Lagos may have contracted COVID-19, NCDC, NIMR say

A new report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research published earlier this week showed that at...

COVID-19: NCDC reports 571 new Infections, 12 death for Feb. 23

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 571 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to...

Ghana Receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines -UNICEF

Ghana received Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world...

Biotech firm launches Lassa vaccine trial in West Africa

A biotechnology company, INOVIO, says the first participant in Lassa vaccine trial has been dosed in a Phase 1B clinical trial for INO-4500, its...

WHO chief calls on Tanzania to combat coronavirus

The head of the World Health Organisation on Sunday appealed to Tanzania to take “robust action” to combat Covid-19 in the country, where the...

Israel: Coronavirus infections dropped 95.8% after both Pfizer shots

The rate of COVID-19 infections dropped 95.8% among people who received both shots of Pfizer’s vaccine, Israel’s Health Ministry said on Saturday. The vaccine was...

South Africa: Pfizer ‘still very good vaccine’ despite study

One of the South African government’s top advisers on COVID-19 vaccines said on Friday that the Pfizer shot was “still a very good vaccine”,...

Number of confirmed Ebola cases in DRC rises to 6, 2 people dead

The number of confirmed cases of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has reached six, with two...

Pfizer study another worry for South Africa’s vaccine rollout

Scientists will meet on Thursday to advise South Africa’s government on its next steps after a study suggested the dominant local coronavirus variant may...

Africa coronavirus deaths near 100 000 after second wave

Africa’s total reported death toll from Covid-19 was approaching 100 000 on Thursday, a fraction of those reported on other continents but rising fast...
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