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Nigeria Record 779 fresh COVID-19 cases confirmed nationwide hits

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) 779 new cases of COVID-19 nationwide, a staggering figure of newly confirmed cases in one day. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country, the NCDC reports the Lagos has recorded to the largest number of new...

Local dry gin ‘ogogoro’ can’t prevent COVID-19, says Ekiti Deputy Governor

By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has dismissed claims in some quarters that drinking local gin popularly known as ogogoro or local herbs can prevent Coronavirus. Egbeyemi urged residents of the state to adhere strictly with COVID-19 protocols, personal hygiene and...

Chinese military researchers move a new COVID vaccine candidate into human trial

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese military research institute has been approved to test its second experimental coronavirus vaccine in humans, the eighth candidate in clinical trials for China as it emerges as a front-runner in the global fight against COVID-19. No vaccine has been approved...

BREAKING: Nigeria’s COVID-19 jumps to 20,919

Nigeria has recorded 675 new cases of the Coronavirus According to a tweet from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is now 20,919, with 7,109 persons discharged. The breakdown of figures recorded...

COVID-19: Nigeria records 667 new cases, infections now 19,147

Nigeria has recorded 667 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 19,147. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Friday through its official Twitter handle. Expect more COVID-19 deaths — FG Mysterious deaths: 255 died of...

Nigeria’s College Scientists Develops Unique Vaccine For Treatment Of COVID-19 In Africa

Nigerian Universities’ Scientists, under the aegis of COVID-19 Research Group, on Friday announced the discovery of a vaccine for the prevention of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Addressing a news conference on Friday at Adeleke University, Ede, in Osun, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, Leader of the team, said...

Israel signs agreement with Moderna for potential COVID-19 vaccine

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has signed an agreement with Moderna Inc for the future purchase of its potential COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. “Israel has signed with the company Moderna an arrangement that will allow us to buy vaccines,” Netanyahu said,...

Scientists to begin human trials next month for Covid-19 treatment derived from cows’ blood

A South Dakota company expects to start human trials next month for a Covid-19 antibody treatment derived from the plasma of cows. But these aren't just any cows. Scientists genetically engineered the animals to give them an immune system that's part human. That way, the...

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Deaths Hit Single-day High of 31, Records 490 New Cases

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the country has recorded 31 deaths, the highest death toll in a single day, raising the number from 424 to 455 deaths in the last 24 hours. It has also recorded 490 new cases of...

Nigeria discharges 4,351 as coronavirus cases hit 13,873

Nigeria’s total confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday hit 13,873 with the confirmation of 409 new cases by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC said that out of the 13,873 recorded cases, 4,351 patients have been treated and discharged. Coronavirus kills 587 persons...
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