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New storybook to help children stay hopeful during COVID-19

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Resource for parents, teachers and health professionals follows hugely successful first edition A new book published today aims to help children stay hopeful and positive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The story is a sequel to ‘My Hero is You: how...

COVID-19: Global commitments offer way forward but success depends on action being taken now,...

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By Grace Audu (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) - Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said to day he was greatly heartened by the global show of support demonstrated at the Global COVID-19 Summit hosted by the President of the...

COVID-19: Bangladesh receives 5m doses of Sinopharm vaccine from China

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By Grace Audu (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) Bangladesh's health ministry spokesman, Maidul Islam Prodhan, said on Friday that the government has received a new batch of five million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from China. According to Prodhan, a jet carrying the vaccination...

President Samia reacts to Tanzania’s Covid-19 record

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By Mbafan Ade - Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu defended her country's initial tardy response to the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, claiming that policymakers were attempting to strike a balance between protecting people from the virus while also ensuring that they...

COVID-19: Nigeria records 433 new cases, 2 deaths

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By Grace Audu - ABUJA Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported two COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday, as well as an additional 433 COVID-19 infections in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was announced by the NCDC on...

Africa needs seven-fold rise in COVID-19 vaccine shipments — WHO

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COVID-19 vaccine exports to Africa must increase sevenfold, from roughly 20 million per month to 150 million per month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). During a virtual news conference on Thursday, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso...

Rwanda opens bars, allows gatherings for vaccinated people

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For the first time since March 2020, Rwanda has eased Covid-19 restrictions allowing bars to reopen following a significant drop in new infections. The country has also accelerated Covid-19 inoculations. The new guidelines were issued on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting...

Brazil’s health minister tests positive for COVID-19 at the UN General Assembly

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Brazil’s health minister announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday in New York, where he was attending the United Nations General Assembly along with the country’s defiantly unvaccinated president, Jair Bolsonaro. The health minister, Marcelo Queiroga,...

COVID-19: 20% of Nigeria’s workforce will be unemployed by 2020 -UNDP/NBS report

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According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, 20% of Nigeria's full-time workforce lost their jobs. Both organizations stated this in a recent paper titled "The Impact...

COVID-19: Nigeria records 393 new infections, 6 deaths –NCDC

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By Grace Audi (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) Nigeria's capital Abuja topped the list of COVID-19 infections in the country on Monday, with 393 cases and six COVID-19-related deaths recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The extra infections were an...

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NAFDAC D-G says Tramadol has ruined lives of promising youths

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“Tramadol has ruined the lives of many promising youths who should have been the future and asset of our beloved country,” Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye,...

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