BREAKING: FG Restores COVID-19 Curfew, Restrictions On Mass Gatherings

Curfew

BREAKING: FG Restores COVID-19 Curfew, Restrictions On Mass Gatherings           The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew to curtail the further spread of COVID-19. Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday. The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at the briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja. Mohammed, who is the Head of Technical Secretariat of the PSC, made the announcement while briefing reporters on Monday in Abuja. With the restrictions imposed, mass gatherings…

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COVID-19 Spike: FG Restricts Passengers From Brazil, India, Turkey

Passengers

COVID-19 Spike: FG Restricts Passengers From Brazil, India, Turkey           The Federal Government has resolved to deny non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India, or Turkey within 14 days of entry into Nigeria. This decision was part of the decisions reached by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 following increasing cases of COVID-19 and fatalities in some parts of the world. The committee’s chairman, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘Travel advisory for passengers arriving Nigeria from Brazil, India, and Turkey.’ According to…

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Argentine President Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Vaccination

Argentine President

Argentine President Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Vaccination           Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. The president announced his status in a tweet after having a fever of 37.3 and a mild headache. “The antigen test I had today after having a fever of 37.3 and mild headache resulted positive,” Fernandez said. He said he has gone under quarantine even before the result was known. He added that people he came into contact with within the last…

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Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols At Vaccination Centres – Advises Lagos Govt

Vaccination Centres

Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols At Vaccination Centres – Advises Lagos Govt         The Lagos State Government has called for strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols at vaccination centres in the state. In a statement signed by Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, Director of Public Affairs, the government urges for decorum at the 88 approved vaccination sites across the state. ”As the COVID vaccination exercise resumes tomorrow March 22, 2021, after the weekend break, the State Government is urging eligible persons who fit into the first phase of the vaccination exercise…

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Google.Org’s New Tracking Tool Leverages Global Health Stats To Tackle COVID-19

Google

Google.Org’s New Tracking Tool Leverages Global Health Stats To Tackle COVID-19 Google.org has joined hands with a consortium of COVID-19 researchers to announce the launch of Global.health. Globa.health is an open-access epidemiological data platform that enables experts to track disease spread in real-time and to forecast future outbreaks, so informing effective government and public response. With the support of Google.org, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, Northeastern University and Oxford University created Global.health with the express purpose of leveraging anonymised data from open-access authoritative public health sources to track disease progression.…

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Nigeria Receives First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines

First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines

Nigeria has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines. Nigeria, on Tuesday, received 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India(SII) and shipped via the COVAX Facility. The United Nations(UN) system in Nigeria made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. Also, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) disclosed via Twitter that Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Federal Minister of Health, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the National Coordinator of NCDC and Dr Faisal Shuaib of NPHCDA…

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Ehingbeti 2021: An In-Covid Jamboree

Ehingbeti 2021

Ehingbeti 2021: An In-Covid Jamboree         The Lagos State Government’s Economic talk shop is underway in this season of the second wave of the world’s deadliest public health crisis in hundred years. My body cringed as I watched the proceedings of the opening ceremony on television. It was obvious that the Lagos State Government is not leading by example in the war against the Covid-19 global pandemic. How can one explain the fact that a government which has been arresting citizens in night clubs, locking up event…

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Police Begins Full Enforcement of COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations

Health Protection Regulations

Police Begins Full Enforcement of COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations         The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered his men to ensure full enforcement of the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations. The executive order was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 26. Angeladaviesblog reports that Adamu ordered Assistant Inspectors General of Police in the 17 zonal commands, Commissioners of Police in 36 and the Federal Capital Territory to comply by ensuring immediate implementation. Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba made the announcement in a statement…

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BREAKING: Osun Records Five New Cases of B117 COVID-19 Strain

Nigeria Records Zero Deaths

BREAKING: Osun Records Five New Cases of B117 COVID-19 Strain         The Osun State Government has announced the discovery of five cases of the deadly B117 strain of COVID-19 in the state which was first recorded in the United Kingdom. This is coming barely five days after the Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha announced that Nigeria has recorded four cases of COVID-19 B117 strain. The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, confirmed the discovery of the COVID-19 in a public announcement…

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COVID-19: FG Contemplates Lockdown in Abuja, Lagos, Plateau

Lockdown

COVID-19: FG Contemplates Lockdown in Abuja, Lagos, Plateau         The Federal Government is contemplating lockdown in part of Lagos, Abuja, Plateau and Kaduna, as COVID-19 cases rise in those areas. National Incident Manager, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mukhtar Muhammed, in an interview on Channels TV Sunrise Daily programme lamented the sharp increase in COVID-19 in the affected states. He said  even if there would be a lockdown, it would not be total. Muhammed said a couple of weeks back, the PTF analyzed the data and identified…

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