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Nigeria to get 3.92m more COVID-19 vaccine doses by August 2021

Oxford/AstraZeneca plans to provide Nigeria with an additional 3.92 million doses of the vaccine by early August at the latest. During a press conference on Tuesday, Dr Shuaib did not specify the specific date by which they would deliver the vaccines to Nigeria. “We now have information that Nigeria will get 3.92 million doses of …

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NPHCDA reopens first does of Covid-19 vaccination

Nigerian authorities have reopened the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine from Oxford/AstraZeneca in various places throughout the country. Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), affirms that this policy will be in effect starting Tuesday. “Recall that we officially closed the vaccination for the first dose on May …

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NCDC: 64 new covid-19 infections

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased by 64 on Wednesday. According to the latest statistics from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the total number of infections in the country now stands at 166,982. Nigeria recorded 102 on Tuesday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Ten states reported 64 new cases. Yobe (18), …

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NCDC: 203 new cases and 28 deaths for Covid-19

A total of 203 more COVID-19 infections have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), bringing Nigeria’s total to 166,518. NCDC announced the additions via its official Twitter handle on Monday night, revealing they had occurred in five states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the public health agency, Benue …

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Dr Chris Ngige: Healthcare workers to receive enhanced hazard allowance soon

In Nigeria, workers in the healthcare sector will soon start earning enhanced hazard allowances, according to Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. Ngige made the assurance during his speech at the 41st Ordinary General Meeting of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in Awka. Ngige was represented by Dr Emmanuel Azuike, Acting …

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FG to release more names of COVID-19 violators

There has already been some contact between the Federal Government and some international travellers from Brazil, India, and Turkey. They were declared persons of interest on Sunday for violating the COVID-19 and 2021 health regulations. They have either called their state Departments of Public Health or have contacted the Presidential Steering Committee for COVID-19. Boss …

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Dr Aliyu Maigoro: Cholera kills 20, 302 hospitalised in Bauchi

Cholera has claimed the lives of 20 residents of Bauchi State, while 302 others are being treated in hospitals. During a press conference on Tuesday, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, health commissioner, explained. Adding up to 322 cases recorded in nine local councils in one month, Maigoro said the fatality rate was 6.2%. According to Dr Maigoro: …

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Boss Mustapha: 108 passengers are POI for violating COVID-19 protocol

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) has designated 108 passengers from Brazil, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and India as Persons Of Interest (POI) for allegedly violating the COVID-19 quarantine protocol. Mr Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Public Service Commission and also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), disclosed this in an …

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NYSC: No mandatory vaccinations

Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has stated that the Corps will not be required to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to its members. The DG stated that he would rather recommend the vaccine for personal protection against contracting the lethal Coronavirus. According to a statement, Ibrahim spoke on Friday …

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