Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2021 : The tasting promotion by the EU campaign “European Organic Juices” held from March to April 2021 in Dubai, was a huge success. The promotions were held at various key Hypermarkets and Supermarkets including Faaz, Warda al Madina, Manal al Madina, Al Shaab...
Dr Joseph Maigari, Director-General, Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA), says about 10 per cent of the state’s residents engage in drug abuse. Maigari made the disclosure on Thursday when he led other management staff of the bureau on a courtesy visit to the palace of...
There have been more than 1 million deaths related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. “Last week, we surpassed 1 million confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the WHO European Region. “The situation in our region is serious: 1.6 million new cases are reported every...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that a total of 154,225 patients have recovered from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since its outbreak in the country in 2020. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 1,661 people. who recovered from...
The Israeli government has decided to reopen schools and revert from lessons in small groups to normal classroom sizes from Sunday. The office of the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced the decision early on Tuesday, almost four months after the start of a vaccination campaign widely deemed one of the...
India’s drug regulator has confirmed the approval of a third coronavirus vaccine – Russia’s Sputnik V – as the country battles a deadly wave of the pandemic that saw it logged over 161,000 new infections on Tuesday. Russia’s sovereign wealth fund RDIF said the drug controller general of India had...
All African Union (AU) member states, through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), will have access to 220 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said this in a statement it issued in Cairo, Egypt on Monday. According to it, a COVID-19...
The Ogun Government says it has started the registration of 20,000 vulnerable individuals across its 20 local government areas for free and qualitative healthcare services in government-owned facilities. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, made this known on Tuesday, while monitoring the registration process under the Basic Healthcare Provision...
China’s response to the first cases of COVID-19 in 2020 was too weak and the WHO may also have reacted too slowly. This is contained in an interim report by an international inquiry panel on Tuesday. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was formed in 2020, following a request by member...
From just two National Reference Laboratories, Nigeria now has over 100 public and private laboratories across all the states for the testing of COVID-19. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in...
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who also heads the country’s cricket board (BCCI), was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata on Saturday after complaining of chest pain. One of India’s most successful captains, 48-year-old Ganguly, who hails from the state of West Bengal, took over as the BCCI president in...
Mr Wilson Atumeyi, Founder, Water with Development (WaterWide), a non-profit organisation, has bagged the 2020 Africa Youth Awards. Atumeyi, who is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) advocate, was selected among 10 nominees including men and women across different African countries, as the winner in the Advocate of the Year category. With...
Consultations between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UK over a new, and more contagious, strain of the coronavirus are underway. The WHO Representative to Russia, Melita Vujnovic, gave the indication on Monday. Last week, the UK government announced that the mutated coronavirus strain that can transmit up to 70-per...
The Ebonyi House of Assembly on Thursday passed the maternal and perinatal surveillance bill. Perinatal is the health of women and babies before, during and after birth; major causes of perinatal complications were trauma (30.5 per cent), low birth weight (23.9 per cent), haemorrhage (13.7 per cent), toxemia of pregnancy...
African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,080,923) deaths (49,975), and recoveries (1,757,665) by region: Central (64,243 cases; 1,182 deaths; 60,226 recoveries): Burundi (664; 1; 549), Cameroon (23,842; 435; 22,177), CAR (4,911; 63; 4,817), Chad (1,648; 101; 1,476), Congo (5,632; 92; 4,891), DRC (12,278; 329; 11,386), Equatorial Guinea...
The fight against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), which took the better part of year 2020 is still raging, more than nine months after its emergence in the world, with many countries going into second lockdown to check its spread. It started in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has since spread...
The Kogi House of Assembly has called on State and Federal Ministries of Health to unravel the cause of the strange disease which has killed 50 persons in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state. The House made the call at Tuesday’s plenary sitting in Lokoja following adoption of a...