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The United Arab Emirates has lifted its travel ban on Nigeria, India, and South Africa. Passengers are also expected to present a negative PCR test certificate with an OR code from laboratories approved by the Nigerian government, while also undergoing the same test upon arrival at the Dubai airport. According to a message from the Dubai Media Office, passengers from Nigeria are expected to have received a negative result for a PCR test taken within...

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NEW YORK — U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said the U.S. had administered 300 million COVID-19 vaccines in 150 days, noting that COVID-19 cases and deaths have decreased by more than 90 per cent. Biden said this in“300 Million Shots in 150 Days: The President’s COVID-19 Strategy is Delivering for Americans’’ issued to commemorate his 150 days in office. According to the statement, when Biden took office 150 days ago, more than 3,300 Americans...

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ABUJA — Secretary to the Government of the Federation who is the Chairman Presidential Steering Committee Boss Mustapha revealed that there is still a course of concern with the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria and advised Nigerians to shun non-pharmaceutical drugs. Mustapha made the feeling while speaking at the Northeast Town Hall meeting organized by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in collaboration with National Primary Health Care Development Agency held in the Banquet Hall,...

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“Till now, the disruption created by the pandemic has not been fully reverted.” ―Ebuka Onyekwelu Today is Children’s day in Nigeria, as it has been every other year since the recognition of May 27 as Children’s day in 1964. But this time, something different is happening as the pandemic has defiantly canceled all celebrations connected to the fanfare that ordinarily characterize today’s commemoration of Nigerian kids. And just maybe, this time the new normal has...

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The Yobe State Government has attributed its failure to construct 3,600 housing units across the state to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner of Housing and Urban Development, Bukar Dauda while briefing newsmen at the NUJ Press Center Damaturu on Thursday on the activities of the Ministry in the last two years said the state government had in 2019 sourced for a loan of about N15 billion for the provision of affordable houses...

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The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has declared 90 travelers wanted. They wanted travelers included Nigerians and foreigners, who were described as dangers to public health. In a statement by the Chairman of the PSC and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, the Committee maintained that the 90 persons, who were currently at large, had violated the guidelines issued for travelers entering Nigeria from India, Turkey, and Brazil. After...

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JOS — Plateau state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Ndam, says that 44,000 persons have so far received the first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the state. Ndam, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Jos, said that the state had stopped administering the first dose of the vaccine, while administration of the second dose of the vaccine would commence on June 13. Ndam, said that this would mark an...

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday stated that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were found to be 94 per cent effective in health care workers. CDC said in a statement that mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) were found to reduce the risk of getting sick with COVID-19 by 94 per cent among Health Care Personnel (HCP) who were fully vaccinated. This assessment, conducted in a different study network with a larger...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a stern warning on Friday that the second year of the Coronavirus pandemic would be “far more deadly”, as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the country to scrap the Olympic. “We’re on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The mood also darkened in Japan where the coronavirus...

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YOLA — Adamawa state Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has reassured the citizens that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe devoid of any health implications. The governor re-echoed this while speaking to Journalists at the Government House Yola on Thursday. “People should avail themselves and take COVID-19 vaccine willingly, is not by force, but it will go a long way in curtailing the spread of the virus across the globe”. “For those of us that have taken...

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