COVID19: UK places Nigeria, others on travel restriction list

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson The United Kingdom has placed a travel restriction on travelers from Nigeria and other countries in order to contain the spread of COVID-9 in that country. The country listed Nigeria alongside 188 countries on the amber list on its website. Aside from the countries on the amber list other countries […]

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COVID-19: India records 403,000 new cases, 4,092 deaths in 24 hrs

India is currently undergoing the world’s worst Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with 403,738 fresh infections and 4,092 deaths in the past 24 hours, the government said on Sunday. The numbers brought the overall caseload to over 22 million and the death toll to 242,362 in the country reeling under the second wave of the pandemic, data […]

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Nigeria, others charged on seafarers, aircrew COVID-19 vaccination

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on Nigeria and other countries to prioritise seafarers and aircrew in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programmes. This was contained in the United Nations bodies’ joint statement last week, urging member states to prioritise seafarers and aircrew in the national COVID-19 vaccination programmes. This comes amidst concerns that […]

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Lifesaving oxygen aid arrives in India as death toll hits new record

India is setting almost-daily records for new infections and deaths as the virus crisis engulfs overstretched hospitals in cities and spreads into rural regions. Image Credit: AFP More emergency medical aid from foreign donors to alleviate a dire oxygen shortage arrived in India on Sunday, as Covid-19 deaths in the South Asian nation rose to […]

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Covid-19: Nigeria bans travellers from Brazil, India, Turkey

Nigeria on Sunday banned passengers from Brazil, India and Turkey as the countries battle third wave of coronavirus with effect from May 4. People who have visited the country within 14 days preceding their travel to Nigeria will also not be allowed entry. The Nigerian authorities said airlines that fail to comply with measures will […]

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Deadly COVID-19 variant: Scrutinise airlines conveying passengers from India, Tomori tells FG

Eminent virologist and Chairman, Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, has urged the Federal Government and aviation agencies to scrutinise airlines conveying passengers from India to prevent the spread of a deadly COVID-19 strain from the country to Nigeria. India is currently witnessing what has been described as a devastating second wave of […]

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COVID-19: Katsina CJ grants bail to 256, discharges seven Inmates

The Chief Judge of Katsina State, Justice Musa- Danladi Abubakar, has granted bail to 256 offenders and released seven others in correctional centers in the state. Justice Abubakar told journalists after the exercise on Monday that he embarked on the visitation to correctional centers across the state with a view to decongesting them and enabling […]

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