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Coronavirus: WHO approved our emergency vaccine – China

China has announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) permitted the country to administer experimental coronavirus vaccines to people. They would continue until the conclusion of clinical trials. Zheng Zhongwei, a National Health Commission official, said this on Friday at a press briefing. China launched the emergency programme in July.  

COVID-19 Could Kill Up To Two Million People – WHO

Two million Covid-19 fatalities are “very likely” without relentless global action to combat the disease, the World Health Organization said Friday. As the one million death toll looms in a pandemic that has surged around the planet, the WHO said the prospect of another million deaths was not unimaginable, if countries and individuals do not…

Wales Announces Lockdown For Cardiff, Two Other Cities Over COVID-19

Welsh leaders on Friday announced Cardiff will become the first UK capital city to go into local lockdown since a national shutdown earlier this year, as London’s coronavirus rates also rose. The restrictions, which bar people from entering or leaving areas unless for work, education or another valid reason, will also apply in second city…

Israel Tightens Second Lockdown Protocols As Virus Cases Surge

Israel toughened its coronavirus measures on Thursday as a second nationwide lockdown failed to bring down the world’s highest infection rate a week after it was imposed. The new rules will close the vast majority of workplaces, shutter markets and further limit prayers and demonstrations. “Over the past two days, we’ve heard from experts that…

BREAKING: COVID-19 deaths hit 1,102 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night revealed that 1,102 persons have died from Coronavirus in the country. According to a tweet released by the body, 125 new cases were confirmed around the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 57, 849. 49,098 persons have so far been discharged. Lagos…

971,677 killed globally since pandemic outbreak, says report

THE novel coronavirus has killed no fewer than 971,677 people since the outbreak emerged in China late last year, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT yesterday. No fewer than 31.6 million cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 21,641,500 are now considered recovered. The number…

Nigeria Records 176 New COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 176 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the nation’s top disease agency. In a late-night tweet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control noted that the new cases were reported from 14 states of the federation, including Lagos (73). Other states with new cases include Plateau (50), FCT (17), Rivers (8),…

1.9m die yearly from tobacco-induced heart disease, says WHO

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released om Tuesday by the World Health Organisation, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day to be marked on September 29. This equates to one in five of all deaths from heart disease,…

COVID-19 Deaths In US Cross 200,000

The United States registered its 200,000th death from the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump will stay in office. According to a rolling tally by Johns Hopkins University, 200,182 Americans have died and 6.86 million have been confirmed infected by the…

World Sees Record Weekly Number Of COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Down- WHO

The coronavirus pandemic appears to be accelerating worldwide, with new cases soaring last week to a new seven-day high of almost two million, even as new deaths decreased, WHO statistics showed. In a fresh global update, the World Health Organization said late Monday that during the week ending on September 20, 1,998,897 new cases of…

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