Tag Archives: COVID-19

No Covid-19 Vaccine for Nigerians Under Age 18- Minister of State for Health- Dr Mamora

Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that Nigerians under the age of 18 years will not receive the COVID-19 vaccines in the country. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, said that the Federal Government planned to cover 70 per cent of…

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Covid-19: Ondo State Rejects NCDC Figure, Says it’s Far from the Truth

The Ondo State Government on Tuesday faulted the figure for the COVID-19 situation in the state released by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC). According to a Vanguard report, the rejection is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Commissioner for Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye in Akure. “The NCDC report created an impression…

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Nigeria May Suspend Flights From UAE, Netherlands Due to Covid-19 

Musa Nuhu More Covid-19 travel woes…. The Nigerian Government has said it may suspend flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and The Netherlands due to the new COVID-19 protocols introduced by both countries for incoming travellers. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), announced this while speaking at the Presidential Task Force…

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Covid 19: Nigeria not on the list as UK Bans 30 “High-Risk” Countries from Entry

International arrivals from high-risk countries on the United Kingdom’s banned list will have to quarantine in government-provided accommodation, such as hotels, for 10 days. They will be transported directly into quarantine after being met at the airport, the prime minister told MPs on Wednesday as he outlined the measures. Nigeria has not been listed as…

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NAFDAC Warns Against The Use Of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines In Nigeria

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to be wary of using the fake COVID-19 vaccines circulating in Nigeria, saying they can cause COVID-like illnesses and other serious diseases that could kill. Adeyeye, who raised the alarm while briefing journalists on the…

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Nigeria Sets Another Highest Single-Day Record Of COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria on Friday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day. The country’s foremost public agency, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 1,867 infections in their daily update via social media. The figure which was hundreds more than 1,664 cases recorded ten days ago also set the latest record of all-time highest single-day infection…

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Nigeria’s Osaremen Okolo Appointed As Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Policy Adviser

US President-elect, Joe Biden, has appointed Osaremen Okolo, a Nigerian-American, as a member of his COVID-19 response team. Okolo, born to a Nigerian parents, was among the 100 names announced as additional members of the White House staff by the Biden transition team. Biden is expected to be sworn-in on January 20 as the 46th…

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Lagos Discourages Crossover Services, Curfew Defaulters To Pay Heavy Fines

The Lagos State government has insisted that gathering in large numbers should be discouraged by residents, especially as it relates to the conduct of crossover service by churches in the state. It explains that this is necessary to curb the further spread of COVID-19 as the state and Nigeria, in general, begin to see an…

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Oyo Approves Crossover Church Services Under Strict COVID-19 Guidelines

Seyi Makinde, Oyo state Governor, has approved the conduct of the crossover service by churches in the state, rescinding on its earlier decision of suspending the annual religious gathering. Makinde, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, however, warned worship centres to hold their services in strict compliance with COVID-19…

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Nigerian Government Suspends Passports Of Passengers Evading Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test

Effective from January 1st, 2021, passports of the first one hundred passengers that have failed to take their post-arrival COVID-19 test will be published in the national dailies and suspended till June 2021. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha made the announcement in Abuja on Tuesday during a briefing.…

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