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Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says Nigeria has enough vaccines that can cover over 70 percent of the country’s population before the end of 2022. Mustapha said this at the national covid-19 summit which was held at Muhammadu Buhari Conference Centre in Abuja. The summit was tagged ‘Pushing Through the Last Mile […]Continue Reading
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Nigeria has called on the British government to rescind the decision of putting Nigeria on the red list over the latest Omicron variant.This call was made by the country’s Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during a Press conference on Monday in Abuja.Alhaji Mohammed said the decision by the British government to put Nigeria […]Continue Reading
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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has expressed concerns over the increasing rate of irrational use of antibiotics which it said had further accelerated the process of antimicrobial resistance leading to avoidable deaths. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, gave the advice at the virtual 2021 World Antimicrobial Continue Reading
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Botswana Health Minister Edwin Dikoloti confirmed a total of 19 cases of the newly-discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19. Dikoloti said at a briefing that additional assessments and analyses of other positive COVID-19 samples had revealed 15 more cases of the Omicron variant on Sunday after four foreigners were declared infected. “We will continue to expand […]Continue Reading
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The Ministry of Health in Ontairo, Canada, says it has confirmed two cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant in two individuals who recently travelled from Nigeria. In a statement, the health ministry said Ottawa Public Health is conducting case and contact management. “Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of […]Continue Reading
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Japan’s border restrictions were eased in early November, allowing students, business people and technical interns into the country as long as their sponsors took on the responsibility to monitor their movements in the country, Kyodo reported. Tokyo has already suspended entry for foreigners who have recently been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Continue Reading
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named a new coronavirus variant, Omicron, and classified it a variant of concern. A statement from the organisation on Saturday said the B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24 November 2021. “The epidemiological situation in South Africa has been characterised by three distinct peaks in […]Continue Reading