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COVID-19: Nigeria records 655 fresh cases, 11 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed 655 fresh cases of COVID-19 in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The total number of confirmed cases across the country now stands at 153,842. The health agency made the announcement yesterday night via a tweet on its verified …

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World Bank push for standard vaccine contracts

The World Bank is working towards standardizing COVID-19 vaccine contracts that countries are signing with drug makers. World Bank President David Malpass said the bank is also pushing manufacturers to be more open about where the doses are headed as it races to get more vaccines to poor countries. Speaking …

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NCDC places Nigeria at ‘moderate risk’ of Ebola

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has placed Nigeria at ‘moderate risk’ of Ebola outbreak as Guinea battles the contagion. The NCDC made this known via its website, stating that the decision was based on the proximity of Guinea to Nigeria and other West African countries, as well as other …

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NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine for use in Nigeria

Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nigeria, NAFDAC, has approved the use of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine for use in Nigeria. At a press conference held this morning February 18, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, says the agency got the dossier of the vaccine …

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869 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

869 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, February 17, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-229, Rivers-79, Taraba-73, Oyo-66, Ogun-60, FCT-58, Plateau-56, Kwara-38, Ondo-38, Osun-24, Kano-22, Nasarawa-21, Abia-19, Edo-19, Akwa Ibom-19, …

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Zimbabwe receives first batch of Sinopharm vaccines

Southern African nation receives 200,000 jabs from state-owned Chinese manufacturer, with 600,000 expected to arrive next month. Zimbabwe has received its first 200,000 coronavirus vaccines, a donation by the Chinese government. Vice President and Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga was at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in the capital, Harare, in …

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574 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC says 574 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, February 15. According to the health agency, Kwara state recorded 98 fresh cases while Lagos recorded 81 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Edo- 59, Ondo- 44, FCT- 41, Kano- 34, …

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NCDC announces 520 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 520 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 146,184. The NCDC disclosed this figure on its official Twitter handle on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that with the 520 fresh cases …

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