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Nigeria confirms discovery of new B.1.2.5 COVID-19 variant

A new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Nigeria and 15 other countries, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed on Monday. The centre’s director-general Chikwe Ihekweazu announced the discovery at Monday’s joint briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. The new strain, B.1.2.5 which is different from the highly infectious B.1.1.7, …

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Saudi Arabia suspends all international flights over new strain of COVID-19

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have suspended all international flights for at least one week over a new strain of COVID-19. Entry to the Kingdom through land and seaports has also been suspended and this period may be extended by another week. The decisions were made in response to the emergence of a potent new strain …

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro claims Pfizer COVID vaccine could turn people into alligators

In what can only be described as a bizarre attack on Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro told his supporters the vaccine could turn someone into an alligator and the company wouldn’t be liable. Bolsonaro said this despite 7.1 million cases of the virus in his country and over 185,000 deaths. “I’m not going …

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records six deaths in 24 hours

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), yesterday says six COVID-19 deaths have been recorded within 24 hours. According to data from the NCDC, the number of deaths increased from 1,212 recorded on Friday to 1,218 on Saturday. Nigeria, like most African nations, has been spared the full devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, but experts …

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Lagos bans end of year carnivals over rising cases of COVID-19

The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwolu has announced a ban on street parties and end of year carnivals across the state. The governor who announced this on Friday evening blamed the spike in COVID-19 cases on “an unfortunate public perception” that the virus has been defeated. Experts say Nigeria is witnessing a second wave of …

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Coronavirus: 5 Reasons Why Africa Has Low Number of Covid-19 Cases

  When Covid-19 was just starting to sweep the globe, experts predicted Africa would be devastated, with millions of lives lost. But 11 months later, the continent seems to be doing better than anticipated. The United States with a population of about 326 million people, has so far recorded over 228,000 deaths from the coronavirus, …

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