Posts Tagged ‘covid-19’

48 Players Tested Positive To COVID-19 – NBA

By Onwuka Gerald The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Wednesday announced that 48 players from the division have tested positive for the coronavirus. As the NBA gets set to commence preseason games, the league stated the positive tests were the results of 546 tests that were done between November 24 to 30. They said that […]

COVID-19 To Push More Than 32m Into Extreme Poverty, Says UN …As World Bank Says 150m Will Be Extremely Poor By The End Of 2021

By Seun Adeuyi The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said that the number of people living in extreme poverty will increase by more than 32 million in 2020 due to COVID-19. The report comes a few days after the World Bank had predicted that the pandemic could push as many as […]

We Spent N28.5bn On COVID-19 — FCT Minister

By Seun Adeuyi The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) spent N28.5bn to tackle COVID-19 within Abuja, especially during the lockdown. Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Musa Bello, stated this on Tuesday, while briefing members of the Senate Committee on FCT during the presentation of the revised 2020 budget of the ministry. According to the minister, […]

UK Okays Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

By Seun Adeuyi The United Kingdom (UK) has become the first western country to approve the coronavirus vaccine with its regulator clearing Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s shot ahead of decisions in the United States (US) and European Union (EU), according to Bloomberg News. The vaccine is expected to play a significant role in the […]

COVID-19: Approve Vaccine For Emergency Usage – BioNTech, Pfizer Tell European Regulators

By Onwuka Gerald German pharmaceutical company, BioNTech alongside its partner from the United States, Pfizer said they have filed an application with the European Medicines Agency for conditional approval of their COVID-19 vaccines. Both companies on Tuesday stated that the submission completes the rolling review process that was initiated with the agency on 6, October […]

F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Onwuka Gerald Formula one best, Lewis Hamilton has contracted the COVID-19 virus, the development means that the word champion will now miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain. The disclosure was announced by Formula One’s governing body FIA on Tuesday. FIA in a statement said “In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines and that of […]