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Many Africans who have received their first Covid-19 vaccine do not know when they will get a second shot because deliveries are delayed, the continent's top public health official said on Thursday.
The African Union's disease control body said on Thursday it has dropped plans to secure AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines for its members from the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest vaccine supplier, amid global shortfalls of the shot.
The African Union is backing calls for drugmakers to waive some intellectual property rights on Covid-19 medicines and vaccines to speed up their rollout to poor countries, the head of its disease control body said on Thursday.
The African Union’s vaccine task team said on Friday that Russia had offered it 300 million doses of its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and that the offer included a financing package for countries wanting to secure the shots.
African countries that have not reported the circulation of the 501Y.V2 coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa should proceed with the rollout of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the African Union's disease control body said on Thursday.
The African Union has secured an additional 400 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines for its members, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday.
Africa’s coronavirus case fatality rate has risen alarmingly to 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%, the head of the continent’s disease control body said on Thursday.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC), on Thursday said that African countries do not have an adequate oxygen supply to treat all patients during the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.
African countries urgently need to scale up coronavirus testing and the use of face masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday, as the epidemic gains traction across the continent with confirmed cases topping half a million.
The Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, has said the collapse of global cooperation and failure of international solidarity have shoved Africa out of the global coronavirus diagnostics market.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has refuted the claims making round that drinking palm oil can prevention one from contracting Coronavirus, COVID – 19, warning members of the public indulging in such act to refrain from it.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has declared that several office-holders and members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will soon dump the party for the APC.
Nollywood actress and producer, Ruth Kadiri, has called out the organisers of Eko Star Film & TV awards for sidelining her at the just concluded award ceremony honouring women in Nollywood.
An eight-year-old boy has been reportedly killed by lightning in the oil-rich Imiringi community in Ogbia local government area, Bayelsa State.
Greece plans to lift its one-week quarantine requirement for tourists from European Union countries from Monday.
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone.