COVID-19: UK PM, Boris Johnson, goes into self-isolation

(NNP) The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has gone into isolation having been exposed to someone with corona virus. While the PM has no symptoms, he has decided to isolate out of abundance of caution and in line with COVID-19 guidelines. Johnson contracted the virus several weeks ago and was hospitalized for a few days. Cases […]

COVID-19 lockdown: Buhari pleads with Nigerians to be patient

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with Nigerians to be more patient and understanding as his administration intensifies efforts at flattening the curve of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. He made the plea at a strategic engagement with the Presidential Task Force on COVID -19, where he expressed optimism that the curve will be […]

Govs, minister trade blame over looted palliatives

Palliatives distribution in Sokoto delayed at minister’s request – Tambuwal Sokoto gov’s claim untrue, says source in Humanitarian Ministry No reason to hoard palliatives-Ondo govt CACOVID explains delay in distribution of palliatives ICPC to investigate alleged hoarding of palliatives By Dapo Akinrefon, Olasunkanmi Akoni & Joseph Erunke The Nigerian Governors’ Forum also reacted on Monday, […]

“We are not going to control the pandemic” Trump administration admits

(NNP) With only seven days to the presidential elections in the United States, the Trump administration admitted that it had given up on containing the pandemic and instead is focused on therapeutics and the long awaited vaccine to control the virus. While been interviewed by CNN’s  Jake Tapper on the “State of the Union” program […]

Why we didn’t distribute looted COVID-19 palliatives, Osun food committee

The Osun Food and Relief Committee on COVID-19 on Friday said the looted items at a warehouse in Ede town were not hoarded, but rather kept for flag-off of official distribution. Alhaji Bayo Jimoh, Secretary to the committee, in a statement in Osogbo, said that the looted items were donated to the committee as palliatives […]

North Korea’s Kim says no coronavirus cases in his country

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the audience at a military parade Saturday that he was grateful “not a single person” in the North had contracted the coronavirus that has swept the world since emerging in neighbouring China. Pyongyang closed its borders in January to try to protect itself from the disease and regularly […]

Updated: Trump, First Lady go into quarantine after positive corona virus tests

(NNP) U.S president Donald J. Trump and the First Lady,  Melania Trump, have been confirmed to have the corona virus after tests results came back positive. On Thursday evening, the president tweeted that he and the First Lady have started the process of self-isolation after a close aide, Hope Hicks, tested positive for the corona […]

Coronavirus: Oxford University to resume vaccine trial after pause

Trials of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University will resume after being paused due to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK. On Tuesday, AstraZeneca said the studies were being paused while it investigated whether the adverse reaction was linked with the vaccine. But on Saturday, the university said it […]

Murtala Mohammed International Airport receives first international flight after resumption

By Lawani Mikairu The Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos Saturday received its first flight as international flights operations resumed in the country after the suspension of all flights in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is just as Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be opened on Monday, 7th September for international flights. […]

FG receives Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine (Always receiving, never inventing)

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine from Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin. In a statement on Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine by the Ministry’s Director of Information, Media, and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi, the Russian envoy made the delivery during a visit to the […]

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