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COVID-19: U.S regulators call for suspension of Johnson & Johnson vaccines

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration have recommended that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine over six reported U.S. cases of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot.

COVID-19: Biden urges Americans to maintain precautions amid signs of new surge

U.S. President Joe Biden implored Americans to maintain precautions and expanded federal efforts to vaccinate the country as signs of a potential new surge in Coronavirus, COVID-19, cases spawned fears of deadly fourth wave of infections.

72% Nigerians ready to accept COVID-19 vaccine, says Africa-CDC

At least, 72 per cent of Nigerians are ready to accept the COVID-19 vaccine, says the African Center for Diseases Control, Africa-CDC.

COVID-19: Africa’s confirmed cases surpass 4.14m – Africa CDC

The number of confirmed Coronavirus, COVID-19, cases in Africa has reached 4,148,866 as of Wednesday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, said.

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 3.87m – Centre

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,869,522 as of Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, said.

Vaccines to be delivered to 20 countries from next week – Africa CDC

The distribution of the coronavirus vaccine across the African continent is to begin next week, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, said on Thursday.

COVID-19: Africa’s confirmed cases surpass 3.66m

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,667,546 as of Monday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, said.

COVID-19: U.S records over 4,900 deaths in 1 day

The number of deaths recorded in the U.S. in one day with a confirmed coronavirus infection has reached a new high as the authorities reported 4,942 deaths in one day.

COVID-19: U.S. records over 4,900 deaths in 1 day

The number of deaths recorded in the U.S. in one day with a confirmed coronavirus infection has reached a new high as the authorities reported 4,942 deaths in one day.

COVID-19: Africa’s cases surpass 3.51m

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent stood at 3,515,047 as of Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

COVID-19: MTN donates $25m to Africa for procurement of vaccine

Ralph Mupita, President and Chief Executive Officer of MTN Group on Wednesday in Johannesburg said that he was proud to announce on behalf of the company the donation of US$25million to support the African Union COVID-19 vaccination programme.

GITEX 2020: How Nigerian start-ups thrilled investors, showcased ‘problem solving’ innovations

The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, GITEX, is an annual event held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, UAE.

Yoga now compulsory for schoolkids in Nepal

Nepal on Tuesday decided to make yoga class compulsory for schoolchildren, a move that aims to promote mindfulness and good health but which has been met with some criticism.

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