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Another US firm announces COVID-19 vaccine

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American biotechnology company, Moderna, announced, yesterday, its COVID-19 vaccine could be up to 94.5 percent effective. The news came a week after another U.S. drug maker, Pfizer, announced the development of a vaccine with 90 percent effectiveness. In a statement, Moderna said after its phase three trial, the vaccine met statistical …

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Polio: WHO approves new vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization announced the approval of a new Polio vaccine for emergency use – to curb global outbreaks. The vaccine is manufactured by Indonesia’s Bio Farma PT. This was disclosed in a report by Bloomberg on Saturday. WHO said the approved vaccine is to prevent circulating vaccine-derived polio viruses in …

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156 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

156 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

156 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Friday, November 13 as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-70, FCT-22, Kaduna-18, Rivers-15, Plateau-11, Ogun-10, Bauchi-3, Katsina-3, Kano-2, Ekiti-1, Osun-1. There are now 64,884 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in …

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World Bank Group Supports Ghana To Boost its COVID-19 Response

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The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an additional credit of $130 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Ghana COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project. The additional financing in the health sector will support the Government of Ghana to scale up its efforts to mitigate the …

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South Africa: President Announces Covid-19 Resurgence Plan

Cyril Ramaphosa. South African President

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern at the lax behaviour of the South African public amid the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to grip the country and the world at large. Addressing the nation on the country’s COVID-19 status, the President announced the extension of the National State of Disaster to …

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Nigeria welcomes UN’s offer to complement sustainability plan

The launching of the United Nations Plus Offer for Socio-Economic Recovery attended by the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Mrs Amina Mohammed, and top officials of the world body, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja [PHOTO CREDIT: @ProfOsinbajo]

The initiative by the United Nations in collaboration with some development partners to complement Nigeria’s COVID-19 economic recovery efforts under the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) is a fitting acknowledgment of the country’s effort in addressing the disruptions caused by the pandemic, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr Osinbajo stated this …

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COVID-19 hits life-saving health services in Africa — WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to key health services in Africa, raising worries that some of the continent’s major health challenges could worsen. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, stated this in a statement posted on its website. According to …

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