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Botswana Confirms 19 Cases Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant

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 […]

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COVID-19: WHO Classifies ‘Omicron’ New Variant Of Concern

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 […]

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NCDC: Highly Infectious Delta Variant Most Dominant COVID Strain In Nigeria

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 […]

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High Food Prices May Push Another 6 Million Nigerians Into Poverty- World Bank

The World Bank estimates that rising food prices will push an additional six million Nigerians into poverty, urging the government to focus on short-term welfare policies. The Washington-based institution stated this in its latest report titled ‘COVID-19 in Nigeria: Frontline Data and Pathways for Policy’. The World Bank estimated in June that rising prices alone […]

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World Bank: High food Prices Could Push 6m More Nigerians into Poverty

The World Bank says the increase in food prices could push additional six million Nigerians into poverty — calling on the government’s attention for short-term policies to support welfare. The Washington-based institution stated this in its latest report titled ‘COVID-19 in Nigeria: Frontline Data and Pathways for Policy’. In June, the World Bank said an estimated 7 million Nigerians were […]

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COVID-19: NCDC Registers 65 New Infections, 8 Deaths On Wednesday

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that Nigeria recorded 65 additional cases of COVID-19 infections and eight COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday. The NCDC  made the disclosure in its daily COVID-19 report on Thursday morning . The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 65 additional cases reported on Wednesday indicate an […]

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COVID-19: NCDC Announces 166 Additional Infections, Total Now 211,496

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has announced additional 166 Coronavirus (COVID-19) new infections from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 166 fresh cases reported on Wednesday, indicate an […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms 376 New Cases, 32 Deaths

Nigeria has recorded 376 new cases of COVID-19 across the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this  in its daily update on the virus. In the agency’s latest update, the cases were reported in 14 states of the federation. It says: “Today’s report includes215 cases reported in Lagos include 16th October (36), 2021 and […]

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