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Can Europe, US & South America learn from South Africa’s Ministry of Health response to first and second Covid-19 waves?

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Full list of countries on the UK’s new quarantine ‘red list’

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Breaking: Chinese Govt Suspends Nigerians, Others From Entering China, See Reasons

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By Wale-Ojo Lanre While leaders in the United States and Brazil rejected scientific and medical advice, and chose to embrace conspiracy theories, South Africa’s Ministry of Health immediately adopted a science and fact-based approach to fighting Covid-19. The Ministry fought the virus, not the science. Since the first coronavirus case was reported in South Africa …

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Full list of countries on the UK’s new quarantine ‘red list’  The UK government has published a full list of countries A new ‘red-list’ of high risk countries has been laid out by Downing Street, in a bid to keep mutant strains of coronavirus at bay. UK nationals and residents returning from these destinations will …

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The UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin in those most at risk next week. The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), ahead of decisions by the …

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Chinese President Xi Jinping   The Chinese government has temporarily suspended entry into China by Nigerians and other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits. This new order is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria announced this in a public notice on Thursday, adding that …

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Nigeria’s airports have re-opened to some international airlines.   Nigeria started welcoming back international airlines on the weekend. After six months of banning international flights, Nigeria re-opened both Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Saturday. Already, airlines are lining up to fly back into the country. “We …

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The Federal Government has rescheduled the resumption of international flights earlier slated for August 29 to September 5. The postponement of international flights was announced on Thursday by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). It would be recalled that the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced that international flights will resume operation on August 29. The …

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The World Health Organization will next week receive a raft of pledges of support for its plan for COVID-19 vaccines for all. But the agency has already had to scale back its ambition. The United States, Japan, Britain and the European Union have struck their own deals to secure millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses for …

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Following the Federal Government’s plans for international airlines to resume operations in the country by August 29 2020, British Airways and a few international airlines have disclosed dates for resumption of operation. While Ethiopian Airlines and Angola Airlines will resume operations on August 29, the British Airways, Air France, KLM Airlines and African World Airways will …

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The Nigerian government has announced that international flights will resume on August 29. It also announced the procedures that would be followed for the resumption. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced the new dates for resumption of flights at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Monday. He said the flight operations would …

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The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says international flights will resume on August 29, 2020.   Sirika said this in a tweet on Monday.   He tweeted, “Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the August 29, 2020 beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption.   “Protocols …

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The Nigerian government, on Thursday, extended the second phase of the COVID-19 eased lockdown by another four weeks. This extension is the third for the second phase of lockdown currently observed across Nigeria. The extension was disclosed by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, during the daily briefing of the …

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COVID-19: Nigerian govt. approves gradual reopening of international flights Nigeria will reopen for international air travel in a matter of weeks, the aviation minister said on Thursday, without giving a specific date for the resumption after months of closure due to the global coronavirus pandemic. “It will be in weeks rather than in months,” Minister of Aviation …

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Saturday announced that worship centres in the state will be opened from Friday, August 7. Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during a briefing on COVID-19 at the Lagos House in Marina area of the state. The governor said religious leaders must make available hand sanitisers, handheld thermometer checks, adding that …

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  The Federal Government on Sunday says it will review all its existing bilateral air service agreements with other countries including its BASA with the United Kingdom. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known in a statement shortly after the announcement that the British authorities refused a Nigerian airline, Air Peace, landing permit to …

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A study of COVID-19 in the quarantined Italian town of Vò, where most of the population was tested, reveals the importance of asymptomatic cases. The authors of the new research, from the University of Padova and at Imperial College London, published today in Nature, suggest asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic people are an important factor in the transmission of COVID-19. They also argue …

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