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WTO New Chief Warns Against Vaccine Nationalism, Says It Could Slow Pandemic Recovery

LAGOS FEBRUARY 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The World Trade Organization’s incoming chief on Monday warned against “vaccine nationalism’ that would slow progress in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and could erode economic growth for all countries – rich and poor. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told Reuters her top priority was to ensure the WTO does more to address the pandemic, saying […]

Covid-19: Nigeria Centre For Disease Control Launches Campaign 6232

LAGOS FEBRUARY 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’recently introduced by the Agency, for public enquiries through its 24-7 Connect Centre. A press statement made available to NewsRangers said the campaign will use different […]

Coronavirus: Greece To Participate In Test Israeli ‘Miracle Drug’ Clinical Trial

LAGOS FEBRUARY 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The largest hospital in Greece will take part in the trials of an Israeli treatment for COVID-19, following the meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday. During the press conference with Mitsotakis, Netanyahu held up a vial that he called a “miracle drug,” […]

Israelis Professor Invents Inhaler That Cure COVID-19 In Just Five Days

LAGOS FEBRUARY 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Vaccines are claimed to be the biggest hope in getting out of the coronavirus pandemic and returning to normality. However, they may not be the only solution, or even the best one. In Israel, Professor Nadri Aber has invented a miracle inhaler which can cure COVID-19 in just five days. His inhaler […]

Tel Aviv Medical Centre Cures 29 Of 30 COVID-19 Patients In Few Days

LAGOS FEBRUARY 7TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Twenty-nine out of 30 moderate-to-severe COVID-19 patients who were administered a treatment developed by Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital) as part of a Phase I trial recovered from the disease and were released within three to five days, the hospital said Friday. The 30th patient also recovered but it took […]

Peter Obi Explains How Nigeria Can Purchase Covid-19 Vaccines At A Low Cost

LAGOS FEBRUARY 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-A former governor of Anambra, Mr Peter Obi says Nigeria doesn’t need more than N150 billion to procure COVID-19 vaccines. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of hHalth, said in December 2020 that the federal government needs about N400 billion for COVID-19 vaccines. According to Ehanire, N400 billion would be required to vaccinate 70 percent […]

Nigeria Covid-19 Rating Tumbles To The Lowest On Monday

LAGOS FEBRUARY 2ND (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria on Monday recorded its lowest number of daily new COVID-19 cases since December when the federal government declared a second wave of the pandemic. According to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control late Monday, the country recorded 676 new cases of the novel coronavirus. However, the virus’ death […]

Deadly Nipah Virus Breaks Out In China With Up To 75% Fatality Rate

LAGOS FEBRUARY 2ND (NEWSRANGERS)-An outbreak of the Nipah virus in China, with a fatality rate of up to 75 percent, could potentially be the next big pandemic risk with giant pharmaceutical companies unprepared while currently focusing COVID-19, according to a report by the Access to Medicine Foundation. “Nipah virus is another emerging infectious disease that […]

Covid-19: China Temporarily Bars Entry Of Foreigners Travelling From Canada

LAGOS JANUARY 31ST (NEWSRANGERS)-China has temporarily banned entry of foreign nationals travelling from Canada, even if they hold valid Chinese residence permits for work, the Chinese consulate in Toronto said. “All foreign nationals who hold valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are temporarily not allowed to enter China from Canada,” the […]

Nigeria Govt Contemplates Fresh Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja,Others As Covid-19 Soars

LAGOS JANUARY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Federal Government on Friday said it is contemplating a targeted lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and major cities in Nigeria as the number of COVID-19 cases soars in the West African nation. Although recoveries from the disease in the country have crossed 100,000, the Nigerian government is worried that with more […]

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