US mourns one million dead from Covid-19

The United States has crossed the threshold of one million deaths from Covid-19, the White House said on Thursday, as the nation seeks to turn the page on the pandemic…

Poverty, gaps in care, others affecting asthma management, expert says

Board Chairman of Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF), and Asthma support group, Dr Chiwuike Uba, has said that poverty, gaps in care, among other factors are affecting asthma management in the…

Face masks now optional, COVID-19 restrictions go soon – FG

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has said the use of face masks in public places is now optional, while the decision on the final relaxation of measures will be…

Ancelotti tests positive for Covid a week before Chelsea first leg

Carlo Ancelotti has tested positive for Covid-19, Real Madrid announced on Wednesday, with the Italian likely to miss his team’s La Liga game against Celta Vigo on Saturday. The 62-year-old’s…

FG scraps PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers

Fully vaccinated inbound travellers would no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test, the Federal Government said on Monday. The FG said they would, however, be subjected…

China reports first two COVID-19 deaths in more than a year

China reported its first two COVID-19 deaths in more than a year on Saturday, the National Health Commission said, both coming in the northeastern province of Jilin as the country…

UK scraps all COVID-19 travel restrictions

UK government has announced its decision to remove the remaining COVID-19 restrictions on international travel for all passengers. All COVID-19 travel restrictions will be scrapped from 4am Friday 18 March.…

100 women die daily during childbirth in Nigeria ― FG

The Federal Government has disclosed that an estimated 100 women still die every day in the process of giving life and about 50 per cent of adolescent girls in Nigeria…

Drug abuse: Northern groups, others collaborate to check addiction

A coalition of 52 Northern Groups has announced its partnership with relevant stakeholders to unveil a community-based initiative aimed at rehabilitating youths struggling from drug abuse and addiction in the…

Chinese researchers develop inhalable vaccine against COVID-19 variants

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences said they have developed an inhalable neutralising antibody that can provide broad protection against the virus and several emerging variants in animal tests.…