U.S. tops 13 million COVID-19 cases as experts fear holiday surge

The United States reported more than 205,000 new COVID-19 cases and 1,400 deaths on Friday as the number of confirmed infections in the country soared past 13 million.  Over 30 states saw increases in new daily COVID-19 cases before the Thanksgiving holiday, leading experts to fear a post-holiday surge that could be compounded by the rest of the holiday season. “We will not get a reprieve because then Christmas … Continue reading U.S. tops 13 million COVID-19 cases as experts fear holiday surge

#EndSARS: Petitioner died due to brain tumor from torture, says lawyer

Mr. Basil Chetal Ejiagwa, a victim of police brutality has passed away after suffering a brain tumor from torture in the hands of officers of the disbanded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS). Petitioner’s counsel, Toheeb Olalekan Gazali, told the Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses in Lagos, chaired by Justice Doris Okuwobi, that the petitioner passed away on the … Continue reading #EndSARS: Petitioner died due to brain tumor from torture, says lawyer

138 NYSC members test positive for COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said that 138 members of the National Youth Service  Corps (NYSC) have tested positive to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, NCDC, noted that none of those who tested positive was allowed into the camps. According to him, 34,785 corps members and members of the camp communities have been tested with 138 turning positive representing 0.4 … Continue reading 138 NYSC members test positive for COVID-19

COVID-19: FG advises against Xmas, New Year travels

Amid fears of a possible second wave of COVID-19 in the country, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their Christmas and New Year travels to limit the risk of contracting the virus. The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, at a press briefing on Monday said such trips should be put on hold to reduce transmission risks. He said large … Continue reading COVID-19: FG advises against Xmas, New Year travels

AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine can be around 90 percent effective

The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Monday that its Covid-19 vaccine could be up to 90 percent effective in preventing the disease — a third breakthrough in the fight against a pandemic that has killed nearly 1.4 million people worldwide. “This vaccine’s efficacy and safety confirm that it will be highly effective against Covid-19 and will have an immediate impact on this public health emergency,” CEO Pascal Soriot … Continue reading AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine can be around 90 percent effective

US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor who helped Pfizer develop COVID-19 vaccine

The US embassy in Nigeria has celebrated Onyema Ogbuagbu, a Nigerian-born researcher and medical doctor, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer and BioNTech had announced that the first vaccine they developed against COVID-19 could prevent more than 90 percent of people from getting infected. The vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and no safety concerns have been raised. … Continue reading US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor who helped Pfizer develop COVID-19 vaccine

LASUCOM receives approval to conduct COVID-19 test

The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) has received approval from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to conduct COVID-19 tests. The Acting Provost of the College, Prof. Abiodun Adewuya, who disclosed this on Friday during the Induction Ceremony of the 15th Set of Medical Doctors/5th Set of Dental Surgeons held in Ikeja, added that the Molecular Laboratory of the College has been … Continue reading LASUCOM receives approval to conduct COVID-19 test

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Abia Gov Ikpeazu celebrates Dr Onyeama Ogbuagu, a leading member of Yale research team

Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, the Abia-born Nigerian is one of the leading lights in the newly found globally celebrated @pfizer vaccine against COVID-19. He’s one of many Abians who keep making us proud as a people, & reinforcing my Government’s belief in the inimitable ingenuity, capacity and competence of our people to sacrificially serve humanity, save her from all that which ravages her and produce goods … Continue reading Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Abia Gov Ikpeazu celebrates Dr Onyeama Ogbuagu, a leading member of Yale research team

Nigerian Doctor, Onyema Ogbuagbu Leads Global COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough

A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer, after the conclusion of its trials, recently announced that its COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90 per cent effective. A few days after, Moderna also reported that its own version of the COVID-19 vaccine was 94 per cent … Continue reading Nigerian Doctor, Onyema Ogbuagbu Leads Global COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough

COVID-19 Update: 246 new cases with one new death

On the 21st of November 2020, 246 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria Till date, 66,228 cases have been confirmed, 61,884 cases have been discharged and 1,166 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 246 new cases are reported from 11 states- Lagos (66), Plateau (63), FCT (48), Kaduna (21), Bayelsa (19), Rivers (12), Niger … Continue reading COVID-19 Update: 246 new cases with one new death