WHO Approves China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine

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WHO Approves China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine           The World Health Organization on Friday approved the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use — the first Chinese jab to receive the WHO’s green light. The UN health agency signed off on the two-dose vaccine, which is already being deployed in dozens of countries around the world. The WHO has already given emergency use listing to the vaccines being made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and the AstraZeneca jab being produced at separate sites in India and in South Korea.…

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UK COVID-19 Strain Now Over 60 Countries, Says WHO

UK COVID-19 Strain Now Over 60 Countries, Says WHO       The UK coronavirus strain has spread to at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday. Covid-19 has claimed more than two million lives globally since it was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan more than a year ago, while the total number of reported cases is edging towards 100 million, according to an AFP tally. The arrival of mass inoculation drives in the United States, Europe, and Asia had brought hope that…

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Ivermectin: WHO, FDA Disapprove Drug as COVID-19 Cure

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Ivermectin: WHO, FDA Disapprove Drug as COVID-19 Cure         Ivermectin, a drug for river blindness that some Nigerian scientists said could cure the dreaded COVID-19 is not a miracle drug after all. This is the view of U.S. FDA, the World Health Organisation and others. On its website, the WHO says further study and data are needed regarding presumptive treatment and the possible addition of ivermectin to the list of drugs for COVID-19. The Nigerian team, which is composed of Nigerian scientists at home and abroad, said it has…

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Yellow Fever Kills 172 Persons in Nigeria – Says WHO

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Yellow Fever Kills 172 Persons in Nigeria – Says WHO       A yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 172 people so far, the World Health Organization said Friday. The outbreak poses an extra challenge to the country’s health system as Africa’s most populous nation deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, several concurrent disease outbreaks and a humanitarian crisis in the northeast, the WHO said. Nigeria has been battling successive yellow fever outbreaks since 2017. This latest outbreak was detected in November, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in…

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Global Coronavirus Deaths Hit One Million

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Global Coronavirus Deaths Hit One Million       The number of deaths from coronavirus globally has crossed the million threshold, with more than 1,000,502 deaths recorded as of Sunday evening, according to worldometer.info. That includes over 209,000 deaths in the United States, which has lost more people to Covid-19 than any other country, and more than twice as India, the next most impacted country with about 95,000 dead. The total coronavirus infections globally has also crossed 33 million with the 33,192,997 cases reported as of Sunday evening, according to…

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Children Aged 12 And Above Should Wear Masks, Says WHO

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Children Aged 12 And Above Should Wear Masks, Says WHO     The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that children aged 12 and above now use masks in the same situations as adults, as the use of face coverings helps stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The health agency made the recommendation in a COVID-19 guidance document it published via its website on Friday. It said children aged five years and under should not be required to wear masks, while children aged 6-11 should only wear masks under…

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Nigerian Soldier Sentenced To 55 Years Imprisonment For Killing, Robbing WHO Worker

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Nigerian Soldier Sentenced To 55 Years Imprisonment For Killing, Robbing WHO Worker     The General Court Martial sitting in Abuja has sentenced a Nigerian soldier identified as Lance Corporal Ibrahim Babaginda to 55 years imprisonment over culpable homicide, burglary, and theft. It was alleged that the soldier killed one Bello Aliyu, a member of staff of the World Health Organization (WHO), and also robbed his car, at Anka Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, in 2014. The military man was also accused of stealing a mobile phone and N600,000 from…

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COVID-19: ‘No Silver Bullet’ for Virus, WHO Warns, as Cases Top 18m

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COVID-19: ‘No Silver Bullet’ for Virus, WHO Warns, as Cases Top 18m     The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday it had completed the groundwork in China to probe the origins of the new coronavirus — as it warned there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged governments and citizens to focus on known basic steps to suppress the pandemic, such as testing, contact tracing, maintaining physical distance and wearing a mask. “We all hope to have a number of effective vaccines…

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COVID-19: FG Extends Phase Two Of Eased Lockdown By One Week

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COVID-19: FG Extends Phase Two Of Eased Lockdown By One Week     The Federal Government has extended the phase two of the ease of lockdown in the country by another one week. Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, announced this on Monday. He made the announcement at the briefing of the PTF which held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). “We informed you two weeks ago that the process of submitting the 6th Interim Report and recommendations for next steps had commenced,”…

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We Cannot Rule Out Airborne Transmission Of COVID-19 – NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu

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We Cannot Rule Out Airborne Transmission Of COVID-19 – NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu     The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has disclosed that there are possibilities that coronavirus (COVID-19) can be transmitted through the air. The agency boss disclosed this on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, attributed it to new evidence. According to him, the disease is believed to only be transmittable through droplets that emanate from the nose and the mouth and fall to the ground.…

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