Tuesday, February 16, 2021



Nigeria records 1,544 new cases of COVID-19, 12 deaths

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 1,544 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC, on its verified website...

COVID-19: Turkey receives vaccine from China, begins two-week test

Turkey on Wednesday received its first shipment of a Chinese-made Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine, which must now undergo a 14-day test phase before being approved for the population, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

Sri Lanka reopens airport for tourists

Sri Lanka on Monday began a pilot program to welcome tourists into the island country by re-opening an airport in the southern part of the country.

COVID-19: Nigeria announces new travel rules for passengers from UK, South Africa

The Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19  has announced new travel rules for passengers coming into Nigeria  from South Africa and the UK where...

Tokyo Olympics to spend $900 million on coronavirus measures

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics will spend $900 million on measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus at next year’s Games, they said on Tuesday, as they unveiled their latest budget for the delayed tournament.

133,000 flights to Indonesia’s resort island of Bali canceled  over compulsory COVID-19 testing

A government decision requiring visitors to Indonesia’s resort island of Bali to prove they are novel coronavirus-free has prompted more than 133,000 flight cancellations.

Lagos governor Sanwo-Olu tests positive to COVID-19

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested positive for COVID-19. The state commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this through series...

COVID-19: PTF orders schools to send home pupils with respiratory symptoms

National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has ordered schools to send pupils with respiratory symptoms consistent with Coronavirus (COVID-19) back home to reduce risk of transmission.

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