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January 29, 2022
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The Chief Medical Director, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Prof Adekunle Ajayi, has urged everyone to take part in  the process of curtailing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CMD made this call at Ido Ekiti on Friday after the facility’s Christmas Carol Nigerians to embrace vaccination as a veritable way of protection. He said, […]Continue Reading
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The National Youth Service Corps has said it would not let down its guard on strict adherence to COVID:19 safety preventions. This is coming as cases of the new COVID:19 variant, Omicron is being reported. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this today in his nationwide virtual address to the 2021 Batch “C” Stream […]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 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
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the Delta variant continues to be the dominant strain of coronavirus in the country. Ifedayo Adetifa, NCDC director-general, represented by Yahaya Disu, head of risk communication, said this on Monday at the bi-weekly national briefing on COVID-19, in Abuja. He said the Delta variant has overwhelmingly dominated […]Continue Reading