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Nepal urgently needs at least 1.6 million AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine doses to administer second shots as the Himalayan country is recording a surge in new coronavirus cases.
Israeli medical workers sought on Friday to identify many of the 45 people crushed to death overnight at an overcrowded religious festival, where some of the victimswent unnoticed until the PA system sounded an appeal to disperse.
The breakthroughs achieved by science in developing highly effective vaccines against COVID-19 are nothing short of extraordinary. What once took up to a decade has been done in less than a year. This is primarily a result of remarkable international cooperation.
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.
Malawi will destroy over 16 000 expired coronavirus vaccines donated to the impoverished country by the African Union three weeks before their use-by-date, a health official said on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Australia said on Friday it had ordered more alternatives for the AstraZeneca vaccine, setting back its vaccination rollout, and Hong Kong delayed deliveries of the shot amid concern about a possible very small risk of rare blood clots.
The Federal Government has explained why it asked all states administering the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the exercise the moment they used half of the doses allocated to them.
Indonesia has reported its first case of a more transmissible new variant of the coronavirus known for reducing vaccine protection, but the government on Tuesday said vaccines being used in the country could withstand the mutation.
Emirates will on April 10, 2021, have a special flight that will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard as it showcases the United Arab Emirate’s progress in its vaccination programme.
India, one of the world’s largest producers of vaccines, last week temporarily halted all exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine that it manufactures, citing the need to prioritise its own domestic needs in the face of rising COVID-19 cases in the country, the Serum Institute of India, SII, which produces Novavax and AstraZeneca vaccines also warned that raw material shortages were affecting their production.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some opposition politicians received China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine in the tourist resort of Victoria Falls on Wednesday as part of efforts to encourage citizens to get inoculated.
Okpala said that Anambra received 78,810 doses out of an estimated four million doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Vaccine which the Federal Government took delivery of on March 2.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday defended the safety of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, after several European countries halted its rollout over blood clot fears.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has assured of fair and equitable distribution of its 227,480 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, stressing that every strata of the society will be adequately captured in the vaccination roll out.
UK-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca insisted on Friday its coronavirus vaccine was safe after some countries suspended its use in response to concerns about a potential link to blood clots.
The first jab of AstraZeneca Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine has been administered in Lagos State.
Mauritius has gone into lockdown and suspended flights in and out of the island for two weeks following the discovery of 15 more cases of Covid-19, the Mauritius state tourism agency said on Wednesday.
A senior EU diplomat in London was summoned to the British foreign ministry on Wednesday as the two sides traded barbs over COVID-19 vaccines, the latest in a series of disputes that bode ill for post-Brexit cooperation.
As the global race for vaccination against the dreaded Coronavirus disease gathers momentum, the Federal Government has said it will not force any state in Nigeria to accept the vaccines.
A report prepared by a research and consultancy group, Beacon Consulting Ltd., a member of ASIS International, world’s largest association for security management professionals, has shown that of the 6.5 million small arms and light weapons circulating in Nigeria, 5 million are in the possession of non-state actors while 568,000 are in the hands of law enforcement agencies.
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University, Abba Alkasum has formally unveiled the new identity of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) as Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University Makurdi (JSTUM).
As agribusiness continues to be the focus of wealth and job creation towards boosting food security, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, has concluded plans to boost cassava production with a packaging plant in Ogun State.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has called on Ondo residents to turn in illegal weapons in their possession and threatened to sanction any traditional ruler in the state who cannot contain the activities of cultists in their domain.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is reportedly open to the idea of moving to the Premier League if he is not offered an improved contract at his current club.
Maiden flight on Friday landed at the newly constructed Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri, done by the Anambra State Government.
Gareth Bale’s hat-trick gave Tottenham a comfortable 4-0 victory over relegated Sheffield United as they maintained their pursuit of European football.
Cuba’s government put an end on Sunday to a week-long hunger strike staged by a leading dissident - the head of a group that has protested state censorship of artistic works - and was reported by authorities to be in stable condition.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned highly placed individuals in the society against inciting statements and utterances which can cause disunity or forceful change of government.