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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…

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Olympics Beijing Games had 72 COVID cases, none athletes, among early arrivals

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu. Beijing Olympics organisers said on Sunday they had confirmed 72 cases of COVID-19 among 2,586 Games-related personnel entering China from Jan. 4 to Jan. 22, with no cases among 171 athletes and team officials arriving in that period. Final preparations are taking place for the Winter Games amid a global surge 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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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…

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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…

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COVID-19: Two travellers from Nigeria, first Omicron cases in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo. There are two confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Ottawa, the Ontario government announced Sunday. “Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria. Ottawa Public Read More…

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COVID-19: Nigeria among 8 African countries banned from entering Indonesia due to Omicron variant

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Bloomberg, FAAN/Twitter. Even though no Nigerian has tested positive for the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, they cannot enter Indonesia as from Monday. This is because Indonesia has said that it will ban the entry of travellers who have been to eight African countries including Nigeria. It will also extend quarantine Read More…

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Nigeria plans mass vaccination drive, considers booster shot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. ABUJA, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Nigeria will start a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign later this week, aiming to inoculate half of its targeted population by the end of January, government officials said. Africa’s most-populous country has a goal to vaccinate 111 million people to reach herd immunity. Under the initiative to start Read More…

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Lagos COVID-19 infections now surpass 76,000

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prof.Akin Abayomi,Lagos State Commissioner for Health, says the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state stands at 76,201. Abayomi made the disclosure through his Facebook account, @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, on Saturday while giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 status, for Sept. 20 and 21. He said that 4,644 tests were conducted in the state on Read More…