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Despite Testing Fewer People, Nigeria Records More New Cases, Deaths

Despite Testing Fewer People, Nigeria Records More New Cases, Deaths

Last week, 10,534 COVID-19 patients were discharged but the country still has 23,933 patients receiving treatments. Although Nigeria conducted fewer COVID-19 tests last week than the previous week, the country still recorded more new cases and deaths, official data shows. According to a PREMIUM TIMES’ review of data provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), […]

Covid-19 – Freetown Goes Into 2 Weeks Lockdown

Covid-19 – Freetown Goes Into 2 Weeks Lockdown

Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown goes into a two-week lockdown starting Monday, as the government revises measures to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sierra Leone remains one of the countries least hit by the pandemic, in terms of both cases and fatalities. But the government said a steady rise in new cases since […]

Over 2.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

Over 2.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

As of January 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,364,291. Reported deaths in Africa reached 82,789 and 2,809,930 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,380,807 – and 39,501 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (463,706), Tunisia (190,884), Egypt (158,963), Ethiopia (159,715), and Nigeria (116,655). For the latest totals, see […]

Veterans Kori Moraba and Chef Dorah Sitole Die Of COVID-19 Complications

Veterans Kori Moraba and Chef Dorah Sitole Die Of COVID-19 Complications

It is another sad day for the people of Mzansi as the country lost Setswana contemporary musician icon Kori Moraba to Covid-19 related complications as well as an award-winning author and former food editor at True Love magazine, Dorah Sitole. Moraba, 73, died at the Netcare Bougainville Hospital in Pretoria, and Sitole’s family confirmed she died at […]

South Africans Return to Lockdown Level 3 After Covid-19 Case Surge

South Africans Return to Lockdown Level 3 After Covid-19 Case Surge

South Africa is once again at Alert Level 3 due to a surge in confirmed cases of Covid-19, with some adjustments. “Under the adjusted Level 3 regulations: All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days from the date hereof, except for funerals and other limited exceptions as detailed in the regulations, such as restaurants, […]

Divert Arms Money To Fight COVID-19- pope says

Divert Arms Money To Fight COVID-19- pope says

Pope Francis urged world leaders on Thursday to divert funds used for armaments to confront problems such as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure vaccines reach the poor and most vulnerable nations. In his message for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on Jan. 1, Francis also repeated a call for […]

18 Army Generals Test Positive for Covid-19

18 Army Generals Test Positive for Covid-19

At least 18 Nigerian Army Generals have tested positive for COVID-19, military sources said yesterday. The infected military officers, according to Channels Television, were said to have had contact with the late Maj. Gen. Olu Irefin who died from COVID-19 complications last week. According to the sources, the affected senior army officers were attendees of […]

Leaders In COVID Fight Praised In Forbes List Of World’s Powerful Women

Leaders In COVID Fight Praised In Forbes List Of World’s Powerful Women

Female leaders who have stood out for their handling of the coronavirus earned honors on Tuesday in the annual Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, which highlighted women’s roles in battling the global pandemic. Women from prime ministers to corporate executives earned spots in the list for their achievements helping mitigate and control the […]

Ensuring Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access Seen Worth Billions To Rich Nations

Ensuring Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access Seen Worth Billions To Rich Nations

Rich nations stand to lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output over the next five years if poorer countries do not get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a report said on Thursday as concerns grow about “vaccine nationalism”. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) seeks to plug funding gaps in its ACT Accelerator […]

UNAIDS Calls On Countries To Step Up Global Action And Proposes Bold New HIV Targets

UNAIDS Calls On Countries To Step Up Global Action And Proposes Bold New HIV Targets

In a new report, Prevailing against pandemics by putting people at the centre, UNAIDS is calling on countries to make far greater investments in global pandemic responses and adopt a new set of bold, ambitious but achievable HIV targets. If those targets are met, the world will be back on track to ending AIDS as a public […]

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