Covid-19 Update

WHO issues fresh COVID-19 alert, warns against relaxing efforts

The World Health Organisation, WHO has warned countries that COVID-19 is not over. The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Ghebreyesus, spoke...

Africa CDC warns of possible new COVID-19 variant amid spike in new cases

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has warned that there is a possibility that a new COVID-19 variant would emerge in Africa in a...

WHO faults China’s zero approach, says no match for omicron variant

The World Health Organization has repeated its assertion that China’s zero-Covid strategy is “not sustainable” but added that every country must decide what policy...

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID, says he’s fortunate to be vaccinated

Billionaire businessman and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Gates announced this on Tuesday in a post on Twitter,...

COVID 19: Nigeria’s infection tally rises, as NCDC records 30 fresh infections

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 30 new infections of COVID 19 across six states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).   The breakdown of the NCDC data...

WHO Estimate Of India Deaths “Preposterous, Untenable”: Covid Panel Chief

Chief of India’s Covid Working Group has said the World Health Organisation report of 4.7 million “excess” Covid deaths in India does not stand any...

COVID 19: Beijing tightens measures as some residents grow weary

Residents in Beijing remained on edge on Tuesday as the authorities announced new measures to contain a small but growing outbreak of coronavirus cases. In a statement...

Hong Kong to open beaches, extend nightlife as COVID curbs ease

Hong Kong will further ease COVID-19 restrictions, allowing bars to open until 2 a.m. and raising the number of diners permitted at a table to eight from four. According...

Philippines starts rollout of second booster dose against COVID

The Philippines on Monday have kicked off the second COVID-19 booster doses for immune compromised adults, joining a growing number Asian countries offering a fourth...

Shanghai authorities fence off COVID-hit areas, sparking outrage

Shanghai authorities have erected fences outside residential buildings in the city to contain a COVID-19 outbreak. This has sparked renewed outrage over a lockdown that...