Covid-19 Update

Nigerian Consulate In New York Shut Over COVID-19 Spread

The Nigerian consulate in New York has stopped operations temporarily over exposure of some of its staff members to COVID-19.  The consulate disclosed this in a public notice dated February 18. It added that the action became necessary to safeguard the health of its staff and visitors. The notice read partly, “The general public is […]

Lagos Shuts Over 14 Facilities, Night Clubs For Violating COVID-19 Protocols

The Lagos State Government has shut more than 14 facilities including event centres, night clubs for violating a curfew meant to contain the spread of COVID-19. In a statement made available on Saturday, the government via its Safety Commission and the State Police Command sealed the affected facilities over breach of the COVID-19 Health Protection […]

Nigeria To Acquire 16m Doses Of Covid Vaccines In 2021

Nigeria is set to get approximately 16 million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine in H1 2021. According to the Gavi interim distribution forecast published today, Between 5.6-64million doses to be delivered in Q1 2021. The rest will be delivered in Q2. The University of Oxford said Tuesday that trial participants showed 82.4% effectiveness after receiving two […]

UK Finds More COVID-19 Cases With ‘Worrisome’ Mutations

UK scientists, on Tuesday, warned that the highly transmissible and possibly deadlier variant of COVID-19 detected in southern England at the end of last year is showing signs of further mutation. Although, experts say this change may reduce vaccine effectiveness, the current ones in use should still work. Urgent testing for the South Africa variant is already starting in parts […]

South Africa Orders 20m Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines

By Onwuka Gerald South Africa has procured 20 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The country’s health minister made the disclosure to a Sunday newspaper. A first shipment of AstraZeneca/Oxford jabs produced in India is bound to arrive on Monday, with injections expected to begin two weeks later. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize disclosed to […]

COVID-19: Egypt To Receive Vaccines Today

The first doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca would arrive in Egypt today (Sunday). This was announced by the Egyptian authority in charge of the acquisition of pharmaceuticals without specifying the number of doses. It announced “the arrival of the first batch of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine tomorrow, Sunday January 31, […]