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BENIN — The Edo state government has said unvaccinated civil servants will be denied entry into government offices from Wednesday. Osamwonyi Irowa, permanent secretary, Edo ministry of health disclosed this on Tuesday. He stated that only those with the Covid-19 vaccination card will be allowed access to government facilities. Irowa asserted that this is the first phase of its enforcement of restrictions on large public gatherings for persons without evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. “If you...

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On the basis that the covid situation has improved in Asia, the federal government has removed India from its list of flagged countries. Four months ago, the FG banned travellers from India and also those from Turkey and Brazil from visiting the country over the high surge of Covid-19 infection. But on Monday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), declared that the situation in the Asian country is better. Mustapha said...

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DATSE, (JIGAWA STATE) — The 609 intending pilgrims from Jigawa state who made deposits for the 2020/2021 Hajj exercise, but could not make it have received their money totaling N752 million. Alhaji Muhammad Sani Alhassan, Executive Secretary Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Dutse, the Jigawa capital, on Saturday, explained that 1,165 intending pilgrims had paid their Hajj fare for 2020/2021. Alhassan said the National Hajj Commission...

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ABUJA — Nigeria on Monday recorded four more COVID-19-related deaths and 379 new infections from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its Website. The NCDC attributed the surge to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country. The NCDC noted that Lagos state recorded the highest infections with (138), while Rivers followed with (44) and the FCT (26). Others are Ekiti...

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HANOI — Vietnam has jailed a man for five years for breaking strict Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others, state media reported. Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases” at a one-day trial at the People’s Court of the southern province of Ca Mau, the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. Vietnam has been one of the world’s coronavirus success stories, thanks to targeted mass testing, aggressive...

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Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib says the federal government would soon commence the implementation of a basic rule of law on Nigerians refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Shuaib stated this at the agency’s weekly update of the COVID-19 vaccination in Abuja maintained that it had become necessary as such individuals may endanger those vaccinated. He cautioned Nigerians against misinformation on the vaccines saying, it could negatively affect...

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The Federal Government is considering sanctions against eligible Nigerians who refuse COVID-19 vaccination. This was disclosed by the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. In Edo and Ondo States, the state governments had already announced restrictions regarding some public places that those who have not taken the COVID-19 vaccine cannot have access to. Shuaib said the government may “apply the basic rule...

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ABUJA — The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and health workers under the umbrella of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) have faulted the move by the Federal Government to sanction Nigerians who refused to be vaccinated. On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the FG said it might sanction anybody who refused to take COVID-19 vaccines after they had been made available to all Nigerians. The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib,...

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ENUGU — Out of the four million and eighty thousand (4,000,080) doses of Moderna vaccine and six hundred and ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and sixty (699,760) doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by the United States of America and the United Kingdom respectively, the National Primary Health Care and Development Agency has released sixty thousand and sixty doses (60,060) of Moderna vaccines and thirteen thousand, four hundred and sixteen (13,416) doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Enugu...

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The Nigerian High Commission in London has been shut down for 10 days following the result of two officials who were tested positive for COVID-19. The High Commission revealed this in a statement on Thursday. “This afternoon, the Head of Immigration Section and two other officials went for a meeting at the Home Office,” it said in the statement. “At the entrance, COVID test was administered on them and one of them tested positive to...

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