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Canada Extends Travel Ban To Nigeria Over Omicron Variant

Canada Extends Travel Ban To Nigeria Over Omicron Variant

Amid the growing concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Canada has added Egypt, Malawi, and Nigeria to the ‘travel ban’ list. “We are adding three countries to the list of these countries that we talked about last Friday, these are Malawi, Egypt and Nigeria,” Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos was quoted as saying by...

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COVID-19: Canada confirms 3 cases of Omicron variant

COVID-19: Canada confirms 3 cases of Omicron variant

The Canadian Province’s Health Minister, Christian Dubé, on Monday confirmed first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant in Quebec, bringing the total to three in the country. Dubé told reporters at a briefing that 115 travellers coming from countries impacted by the new variant, primarily South Africa, were called and asked to take a new PCR...

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COVID-19: Germany’s death toll passes 100,000

COVID-19: Germany’s death toll passes 100,000

More than 100,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Germany since the start of the pandemic, a public health agency announced Thursday. Europe’s largest economy is battling a fresh surge in coronavirus cases, and recorded 351 fatalities in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 100,119, according to figures from the Robert...

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12 states, FCT report 144 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths

12 states, FCT report 144 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths

12 states and the Federal Capital Territory reported 144 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The agency also reported five additional COVID-19 related deaths. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Wednesday. Imo recorded the highest number of infection with...

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11 states, FCT report 176 new cases of COVID-19, five deaths 

11 states, FCT report 176 new cases of COVID-19, five deaths 

11 states and the Federal Capital Territory reported 176 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to figures released on Saturday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The agency also reported five additional  COVID-19 related deaths. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Saturday. The FCT recorded the highest number of new...

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COVID-19: FG expecting 40m vaccine doses by January 2022

COVID-19: FG expecting 40m vaccine doses by January 2022

The National Economic Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that the Federal Government has paid for 40m doses of Covid-19 vaccines. This is as it explained that the vaccines will come into the country in batches between October 2021 and January 2022. This was part of the progress report of the...

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WHO establishes new scientific group to study COVID origins

WHO establishes new scientific group to study COVID origins

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The proposed members of the WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) were selected for their expertise in areas such as epidemiology, animal health, clinical...

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10 states, FCT report 78 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

10 states, FCT report 78 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

10 states and the Federal Capital Territory reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to figures released on Monday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The health agency reported two COVID-19 related deaths. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Facebook page on Monday. Lagos recorded the highest number of new infections...

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8,114 new COVID-19 deaths, 604,978 fresh cases recorded globally

8,114 new COVID-19 deaths, 604,978 fresh cases recorded globally

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 4,683,586 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1000 GMT on Sunday. At least 228,132,200 cases of coronavirus have been registered. The vast majority have recovered, though some have continued to experience symptoms weeks...

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