Russia Has Developed First COVID-19 Vaccine For Use

Russia has announced the world’s first vaccine for COVID-19 amid concerns it may not have fully tested its product. Announcing regulatory approval for a test vaccine produced by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute after shortened trials, Vladimir Putin claimed testing had demonstrated the product was safe, worked effectively and formed long-term immunity. “One of my daughters did…

US Tops 5 Million Covid-19 Cases, With Five States Making Up More Than 40% Of Tally

The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday — and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. Of the country’s 5,022,187 estimated cases, 162,696…

BREAKING: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 45,000

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 354 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 45,244. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this through its official Twitter handle. READ ALSO NCDC said that the 354 new confirmed cases were from 17 states with discharged 32,430 so far. FCT…

BREAKING: FG Extends COVID-19 Lockdown

The Federal Government has announced extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown for another four weeks. The extension is the third for the second phase. READ ALSO Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 announced this during the Task Force briefing in…

‘Over One Billion School Kids Worldwide Affected By COVID-19’

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the largest educational disruption in history that has affected more than 1 billion school students worldwide, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever. “In mid-July, schools were closed in more than 160 countries, affecting over 1 billion…

COVID-19 Deaths Now 896 In Nigeria, Says NCDC

896 patients have so far died from the Coronavirus in Nigeria, with 20,663 patients discharged. This is according to tweets released on Monday night by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC). READ ALSO The tweet revealed that Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases, with 88 cases, followed by Kwara State with 33…

304 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In 14 Nigeria States, FCT

Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 43,841 on Sunday night following 304 fresh infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update. Lagos recorded 81 of the 304 cases, followed by FCT with 39, Abia with 31 and Kaduna 24. The rest are: “Rivers-23, Plateau-16, Cross River-13, Ebonyi-12, Ondo-12, Ekiti-11, Edo-11, Benue-10,…

Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections For A Year Over Coronavirus Fears

Hong Kong will postpone legislative elections due to be held in September by one year because of the coronavirus outbreak, the city’s leader said Friday. In a news conference, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the move to postpone the Legislative Council elections, slated for September 6, was the most difficult decision she had made in the…

US-based Nigerian Doctor Insists Hydroxychloroquine Cures COVID-19, Reveals She Treated Over 350 Patients (Video)

Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Immanuel has taken a prominent spot in social media trends following a news conference she featured in at Washington. Dr Stella who insisted that antimalarial drug; hydroxychloroquine, zinc and antibacterial drug, Zithromax were effective in the treatment of Coronavirus, accused her colleagues and pharmaceutical companies of cover-up. READ ALSO…

Vietnam Evacuates 80,000 Tourists After New Covid-19 Cases

Vietnam is evacuating 80,000 people — mostly local tourists — from the popular resort city of Da Nang after three residents tested positive for coronavirus, the government said.Vietnamese authorities are rushing to nip a potential new outbreak in the bud after the Southeast Asian nation recorded its first locally-transmitted case of Covid-19 in 100 days…