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COVID-19 admissions have dropped to 0% in Lagos, death rate 0.7% – Abayomi

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. It is cheery news in Lagos as the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has reported that bed capacity utilisation in the state’s public and private COVID-19 care centres have dropped to zero per cent. Abayomi made this disclosure this through his Instagram account @profakinabayomi on Wednesday, while giving Read More…

COVID19 Health Nigeria Top Story

More Nigerians take up COVID shots after expired doses destroyed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. Abubakar Yusuf, an informal Nigerian trader, said he was scared to get a COVID-19 shot after hearing the country had stocks of expired vaccines. That changed, however, when health authorities destroyed more than a million expired doses last month. Nigeria’s vaccine rollout has slowly gained pace since then as public confidence Read More…

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Lagos out of COVID-19 4th wave

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has announced that the state is out of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a Channels TV interview on Friday, the commissioner revealed that COVID-19 increased late last year when a lot of people returned to Lagos for the holidays but Read More…

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Dozens of firms to make cheap version of Merck COVID pill for poorer nations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Merck & Co Inc/Handout/REUTERS. Nearly 30 generic drugmakers in Asia, Africa and the Middle East will make cheap versions of Merck & Co’s (MRK.N) COVID-19 pill, under a landmark U.N.-backed deal to give poorer nations wider access to a drug seen as a weapon in fighting the pandemic. Merck’s early greenlight to the Read More…

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Lagos administers 2.2m doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: UNICEF. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 2,195,779 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Lagos as at Jan.12. Abayomi disclosed this on Saturday through his official Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi while giving the state’s Vaccination Update. According to him, 1,026,144 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were administered as the Read More…

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Common cold T-cells may protect against COVID-19 – study

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Shutterstock. An Imperial College London study published on Monday suggests that high levels of T-cells from common cold coronaviruses can provide protection against COVID-19. The study said that this could inform approaches for second-generation vaccines. Immunity against COVID-19 is a complex picture, and while there is evidence of waning antibody levels six months Read More…

COVID19 Health Nigeria Top Story

Buhari reveals Nigeria developing COVID-19 vaccine

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Screengrab. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigeria is working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. He disclosed this in a televised interview on Thursday. “We are working very hard with the Ministry of Health to develop vaccines,” Buhari said in the interview broadcast on NTA. “We shouldn’t make noise about it until Read More…

Africa Business COVID19 Health

African PR practitioners condemn travel ban on African countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes African public relations practitioners have lent their voices to the cry against the travel ban on African countries as a result of the onset of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. The PR practitioners under the aegis of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) aligned with the position of African Development Bank President, Dr. Read More…

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Africa steps up Omicron variant detection as COVID-19 cases rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. African countries are stepping up measures to detect and control the spread of the Omicron variant. This became necessary as weekly new COVID-19 cases in the continent rose by 54 per cent due to an upsurge in southern Africa, said the World Health Organisation in a statement released on Thursday. According to Read More…

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Nigerian research scientist says Omicron variant in Africa exciting news, blessing in disguise

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Nigerian research scientist has said that African innate immunities may have weakened the efficacy of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Dr Jonathan Obaje, a Nigerian Research Scientist based in Singapore, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that based on preliminary clinical data coming from South Africa on the “Omicron” variant of the COVID-19 virus, African Read More…