Coronavirus

12 die of COVID-19 in Nasarawa

Nasarawa State Ministry of Health has declared that 12 persons, including a lawmaker, died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) complications in the state. The Deputy Director of Public Health in the ministry, Dr. Liman Mohammed,...

818 million children worldwide risk contracting COVID-19, says UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 818 million children worldwide are at risk of getting infected with COVID-19 and other infectious illnesses. Mr Mark Hereward, UNICEF’s Associate Director, Data and Analytics Division, Planning and Monitoring,...

British tourist tests positive for coronavirus at Greek hotel

A British holidaymaker has tested positive for coronavirus while staying at a luxury TUI hotel in Greece. The tourist, whose identity has not been revealed, was tested after landing in Corfu on August 3 as...

Spanish region bans smoking in outdoor public places in attempt to fight coronavirus

A region in Spain has introduced a ban on smoking in outdoor public places when social distancing cannot be guaranteed.  The ban came into effect Thursday in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia, with other areas...

Russia’s top doctor quits over ‘gross violations’ of ethics that rushed through Covid-19 ‘vaccine’ 

Russia's leading respiratory doctor has quit over 'gross violations' of medical ethics that rushed through Putin's coronavirus 'vaccine'.  Professor Alexander Chuchalin quit the Russian health ministry's ethics council after making a fierce attack on...

Air pollution cuts down life expectancy by two years, despite global efforts to improve air quality

Air pollution continues to cut global life expectancy, despite efforts worldwide to improve air quality.The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 4.2 million people die every year due to outdoor air pollution, making it a...

New Zealand’s coronavirus outbreak was ‘imported into the country on refrigerated storage’

New Zealand is bracing for a second wave of coronavirus infections as the country records another 14 new cases.Of the new cases, 13 have been linked to the Auckland cluster which plunged the nation back...

Coronavirus UK: 14 countries may be added to quarantine list

As speculation grows that France could be removed from the UK's quarantine-free list this week, analysis has found that fourteen other countries also on the list have higher or similar coronavirus figures.Fears are now...

Why government hasn’t adopted PCR for coronavirus testing, by Ehanire

FEC okays climate action plan for women The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, yesterday, offered reason why the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had not introduced the Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) tests, which...

FG denies placing order for Russian vaccine

• Nigerian doctors hail scientists• New experimental COVID-19 drug prevents disease in mice• U.S. govt strikes $1.525b deal for 100m doses of vaccine• FEC okays N8.49bn for tests in LGs The Federal Government (FG), yesterday,...

FEC approves N8.4bn for additional testing, diagnostic materials for 774 LGAs

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N8.49billion for the procurement of 12 items in various quantities for the testing of coronavirus pandemic by Nigeria Centre for...

Germany suffers worst daily spike in coronavirus cases since May with 1,226 new infections  

GERMANY In Germany, schools are run by the 16 states which are re-opening classrooms on different timescales and with different rules. In Schleswig-Holstein, where schools returned on Monday, pupils aged 11 and over are encouraged to...

Stockholm blow for hopes that herd immunity will combat the coronavirus

Herd immunity does not work as a Covid strategy, research suggests.Sweden, which never imposed a national lockdown, claimed herd immunity would protect its population.This tactic would have meant so many people contracting and becoming...

Vladimir Putin’s coronavirus vaccine ‘was approved after tests on 38 people’

Vladimir Putin's coronavirus vaccine was waved through after tests on only 38 people and causes side-effects including pain and swelling, according to official paperwork.   The much-trumpeted Russian drug was registered after just 42 days of...

France is told to ‘pull itself together’ to beat coronavirus

France's prime minister has told his citizens to 'pull themselves together' amid a fresh surge in coronavirus cases. Jean Castex said the public was becoming careless and raised the spectre of a second lockdown after...

Nigeria receives ventilators promised by Trump in April

Nigeria has received 200 ventilators from the United States to help its fight against coronavirus, a promise made by President Donald Trump in April, health officials said Wednesday. “The items were received by the minister...

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 423 new cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control(NCDC) has on announced 423 fresh cases of the COVID-19 in the country. The NCDC, which made this known on its official twitter handle on Tuesday, also said six deaths...

Nigerians join in marking 1st World Mask Week

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has joined the first global movement of World Mask Week (WMW) to motivate all citizens to wear facemasks toward reducing the spread of COVID-19 infection. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu,...

Revolut, Europe’s $5.5 billion digital bank, says losses tripled in 2019

British financial technology firm Revolut said its losses more than tripled in 2019, despite a surge in revenues and customer numbers. The London-based start-up, which offers banking and trading services through an app, posted a...

NCDC announces 290 new cases as total tally hits 46,867

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 290 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday. The health agency said that Nigeria’s new...

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Ex-Minister of Justice, Richard Akinjide buried in Ibadan

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