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Japan extended on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in novel coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it was still possible to host the Tokyo Olympics just months away.
Ghana received 350,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on Friday, which will enable it start offering second doses of the shot after it nearly ran out, the health ministry said.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that a multilateral response is critical to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in India and globally.
India’s total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots
The European Union has announced a sum of €100 million as part of its humanitarian initiative to support coronavirus vaccination campaigns in Africa.
No fewer than 905 million COVID-19 shots have been administered worldwide, according to Our World in Data (OWID).
The federal government has said a total of 8,439 cases of mild, adverse effects have occurred over the application of Astrazeneca vaccine in the country.
One month into the national COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Nigeria, a total of 1,043,737 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated with the first dose pf the vaccine, representing 51.9 per cent of the proportion vaccinated.
The Democratic Republic of Congo will start its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on April 19 with 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses it received from the COVAX global vaccines sharing scheme after delaying the rollout for more than a month.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) known as Doctors Without Borders said that 1,158 cases of measles were recorded within Maiduguri and environs within the past five months.
People queued up outside retailers across England on Monday to release their pent-up shopping fever and some grabbed a midnight pint or even an early haircut as England’s shops, pubs, gyms and hairdressers reopened after three months of lockdown.
Ecuadorean banker Guillermo Lasso unexpectedly won the nation’s presidency on promises to revive an economy battered by coronavirus as his rival’s vows of a return to socialist largesse failed to win over a skeptical electorate.
Libya’s new unity government launched a long-delayed COVID-19 vaccination programme on Saturday after receiving some 160,000 vaccine doses over the past week, with the prime minister receiving his jab on live television.
A government panel of experts in India is investigating for any domestic cases of blood clotting, even mild ones, as a side effect of the two COVID-19 vaccines being administered in India.
China has administered 139.97 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by April 4, 2021, said the country’s National Health Commission (NHC).
South Africa has signed an agreement to buy 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech dual-shot COVID-19 vaccine, a senior government official said on Tuesday, boosting plans to ramp up vaccinations from this month
The Kwara State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KWPHDA) has said that the state continued its leading roles in Nigeria’s COVID-19 response at the weekend with the state emerging number one in preparation for vaccination and implementation countrywide.
Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, has warned those ineligible for the Phase One COVID-19 vaccine to stay away from the 88 designated vaccination centres.
A third wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections has hit Germany and it will not be stopped by vaccinations alone, the German Health Minister, Jens Spahn, said on Friday.
Neymar has signed a contract extension with Paris St-Germain, keeping Brazil forward at the French giants until 30 June 2025.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, has assured Nigerians abroad that Diaspora voting may be realised soon.
The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has declared that his state will not be cowed into secessionist agenda.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday declared his belief in a united Nigeria and condemned calls for secession by some groups in the country.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, said the federal government should not use force but justice, equity and fairness to achieve unity and peace.
Consumers, unions and business leaders in Ivory Coast are sounding the alarm about waves of blackouts that are hitting major cities, including the economic capital Abidjan and its five million residents.
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the call for a military takeover of the country is senseless.
Singer Bella Shmurda has taken to social media to relay an important public announcement to anyone who intends to cross him anytime soon or in the future.
Vice-Chancellor of the Abia State University, Uturu, Prof. Maxwell Ogbulu, has said only one student was abducted by gunmen on Wednesday night.
National enrolment officer of the Conditional Cash Transfer, Mr Shimang Shikfu, has tasked the Enugu State Cash Transfer Unit officers to enrol the “poorest of the poor and vulnerable households” into the scheme to eradicate poverty.