Covid-19 Update

People in England aged under 50 urged to get free Covid booster vaccines

People in England aged 49 and younger are being urged to come forward for their free Covid booster if they have not yet received a full set of injections. The NHS says,...

China to reopen borders with Hong Kong, Macau after COVID closure

China has announced it will completely reopen its borders with the territories of Hong Kong and Macau, dropping COVID-19 testing requirements and daily quotas after...

Chinese flock to Hong Kong to get private Covid booster shots

Private services offering Chinese travellers access to mRNA vaccines are attracting droves of mainlanders to Hong Kong and Macau seeking a booster shot that their...

COVID-19: WHO highlights critical importance of sharing virus sequences

The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified that although virus sequencing is vital to detect and track new variants in the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing this...

COVID-19: Nigerian Government To Build Oxygen Generation Plants

The federal government has said that it is set to achieve its target of constructing 100 oxygen generation plants since the start of the pandemic to ensure oxygen...

China halts travel visas for South Korea, Japan over COVID curbs

China has suspended issuing short-term visas for South Korean and Japanese nationals, its embassies in Seoul and Tokyo said on Tuesday, in an apparent retaliation...

S.Africa says will not impose COVID-19 restrictions on travellers from China

South Africa’s health minister has said that it does not see the need to implement any new COVID-19 restrictions either at home or for arrivals over an infection...

South Africa Has Its First Case of Most Transmissible Covid Variant

South Africa has found its first case of a coronavirus infection caused by the new, highly transmissible XBB.1.5 variant. Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid-19 technical lead at...

Nigeria records 35 fresh COVID-19 cases

Nigeria recorded 35 new COVID-19 cases in a week, according to the latest epidemiological report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC). The...

WHO express concern over COVID situation with ‘intense transmission in several parts of the world’

The World Health Organisation says it is concerned about “risk to life” in China amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, while in Europe and the US the Omicron...