COVID-19: The Queen told to rest after cancelling Northern Ireland visit on doctors’ orders

The Queen is resting at Windsor Castle after cancelling a planned visit to Northern Ireland on the advice of her doctors. The Queen had “reluctantly accepted medical advice” to rest…

US set to vaccinate kids aged 5-11 against Covid from November

The US is prepared to start vaccinating children aged five to 11 against Covid-19 starting next month, a move that will make 28 million more Americans eligible for shots, the…

Breaking: Former US Defence Chief, Collin Powell Is Dead

The first Black US Secretary of State, Collin Powell, has died from complications from Covid-19 (coronavirus) at the age of 84. This was made known by his family in a…

Ex-President Clinton hospitalized with ‘non-COVID-related’ infection

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday with a “non-COVID-related” infection. President Clinton’s spokesperson Angel Ureña said in a statement. Clinton…

COVID-19: Civil servants to present proof of vaccination, negative PCR tests from December 1— PSC

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC), on Wednesday said that civil servants would from Dec. 1 present proof of vaccination or negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), tests conducted within 72 hours…

COVID-19 darkening economic prospects in developing countries, IMF warns

The ongoing hit from the Covid-19 pandemic and the failure to distribute vaccines worldwide is worsening the economic divide and darkening prospects for developing nations, the IMF said Tuesday. Global…

UK changes travel rules for travellers from Nigeria to England

Fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria will now be able to visit England without needing to take multiple COVID-19 tests or self isolate. From Monday, 11 October 2021, fully vaccinated travellers…

World Bank approves $400m credit for Nigeria to scale up COVID-19 vaccination

The World Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $400 million dollar credit to Nigeria in additional financing, from its International Development Association (IDA), for COVID-19 vaccine acquisition, the bank…

Avoid events, NCDC advises hypertensive, other persons

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has advised people with hypertension, diabetes and other comorbidities to avoid physical participation in events and conferences. It urged such people to consider virtual…

US Govt donates over 3.5 million Pfizer vaccines to Nigeria

The Federal Government said on Monday that said over 3.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine are expected as donations from the United States Government. The chairman of the Presidential Steering…