Travellers must bear full costs of COVID-19 tests – PTF

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, has said the…

Iran prepares to impose new coronavirus lockdowns as cases rise

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday authorised the country’s provinces to impose lockdowns wherever necessary to…

US passes 7m Covid cases as health officials warn second surge could come

As the United States passed 7m Covid-19 cases on Friday, top public health officials are doubling…

US Passes 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths As Spread Quickens Globally

The United States has passed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as a record-breaking wave of…

COVID-19: We have begun the Distribution of Palliatives Worth N10.9 Billion – Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration has commenced the distribution of palliatives worth N10.9…

Spain Calls On Madrid Residents To Restrict Movements- COVID-19

Spain’s health minister on Tuesday called on residents of Madrid to limit their movements and social…

France Opposes Return to EU Pre-Virus Deficit Laws

France opposes a return to the EU’s previous rules on running deficits and public debt after…

Fear Of Hospitals Means that Some Mexicans ‘Prefer To Die At Home’

By the time 61-year-old Mexican mechanic Martin Urdiain finally decided to go to hospital to seek…

FG reveals when COVID-19 vaccines will be available, cautions Nigerians against abandoning preventive measures

– Nigeria’s health minister, Ehanire, has cautioned Nigerians against abandoning Covid-19 prevention measures – Ehanire said…

PTF Raises Alarm, Says Some Foreign Travelers Presenting Fake COVID-19 Results

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has raised the alarm that international travellers from some specific…

Nigeria Records 79 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest In Months

Nigeria has recorded 79 new cases of the Coronavirus. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)…

COVID-19: Nine Vaccine Developers Pledge To Uphold Scientific Integrity

The CEOs of nine companies developing vaccines against Covid-19 on Tuesday pledged to “uphold the integrity…

El-Rufai Says It Costs N400,000 To Treat Each Patient – COVID-19

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called on northern traditional rulers not to relent in…

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 55,000 Mark

Nigeria has recorded over 55,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, according to a late-night tweet…

India Overtakes Brazil To Become Second Worst-Hit Country: COVID-19

India overtook Brazil on Monday as the country with the second highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases,…

France Create More Departments On COVID-19 High Alert

French authorities have placed seven more departments covering major cities such as Lille, Strasbourg and Dijon…

Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Signs Of Success In Early Trials

Patients involved in early tests of a Russian coronavirus vaccine developed antibodies with “no serious adverse…

US States Told Be Ready To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine By Nov 1

The Trump administration has urged US states to get ready to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine…

Coronavirus: France Closes 22 Schools Over Rise In Infection Cases

France’s education minister on Friday said 22 schools have had to shut on French territory due…

Nigeria Confirms 125 Fresh COVID-19 Infections As Recoveries Near 43,000

Nigeria has confirmed one hundred and twenty-five (125) fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday even as…

Fresh Restrictions Across UK As Cases Rise: COVID-19

Coronavirus restrictions were tightened in the Scottish city of Glasgow and extended in parts of northern…

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 239 New Cases

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 239 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease…

Two PSG Players Display COVID-19 Symptoms

Two unnamed Paris Saint-Germain have presented with coronavirus symptoms, the Champions League runners-up said on Monday.…

Australia, New Zealand Rugby Sevens Cancelled Over COVID-19

The Australian and New Zealand legs of the 2021 sevens rugby world series were cancelled over…

COVID-19: Russia Cases Surpass 1 Million As Students Return To School

Russia surpassed the one million mark in total coronavirus cases on Tuesday as students throughout the…

COVID-19 Plunges Brazil Into Recession With Record 9.7% Drop

Brazil’s economy, the biggest in Latin America, contracted by a record 9.7 percent in the second…

COVID-19: Brazil Death Toll Exceeds 120,000

Just over six months after registering its first case of the new coronavirus, Brazil crossed the…

COVID-19 Bites – Italy Plunges Into Recession

Italy posted a record economic contraction Monday as household spending and investment crashed during the country’s…

COVID-19: Nigeria Records Lowest Cases In Four Months

Just a week to the rescheduled date for the resumption of international flights at the nation’s…

French PM Urges Public ‘Responsibility’ In COVID-19 Battle

France’s prime minister urged the population to take “responsibility” for limiting the coronavirus outbreak by wearing…

UK Govt Changes Its Mind On Masks In English Schools

The government has reversed policy on wearing facemasks in schools in England, sparking fresh criticism about…

Nigeria Reports 321 More COVID-19 Cases, Recoveries Near 40,000

Ahead of the resumption of international flights at the nation’s airports, Nigeria has reported 321 more…

First Volunteer Receives Italian Anti-COVID-19 Vaccine

An Italian hospital said on Monday it had inoculated a first volunteer with an anti-COVID-19 vaccine…

Lagos Health Commissioner Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the coronavirus…

Nigeria Records 601 New Cases Of COVID-19 As Global Death Toll Surpasses 800,000

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 601 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre…

Children Aged 12 And Over Should Wear Masks, Says WHO

The World Health Organization has recommended that children aged 12 and over now use masks in…

COVID-19: Why There Is An Upsurge Of Cases In Plateau – State Govt

The Plateau Government has attributed the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the State to more…

Nigeria Adds 476 COVID-19 Cases With Seven More Deaths

Nigeria on Thursday added 476 fresh COVID-19 cases with seven more deaths, taking the fatality figure…

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 50,000 As Death Toll Hits 985

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has surpassed the 50,000 mark.…

Eight OOUTH Laboratory Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

The management of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) has confirmed that eight of its…

Nigeria Records 410 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Near 50,000

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 410 new cases of the novel coronavirus as the country’s total number…

Russian Energy Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has tested positive for the coronavirus, the country’s prime minister said…

Nigeria Confirms 417 New COVID-19 Cases, Set To Resume International Flights

Nigeria on Monday confirmed 417 fresh COVID-19 cases as the country announced the date for the…

Nigeria Confirms 417 New COVID-19 Cases, Set To Resume International Flights

Nigeria on Monday confirmed 417 fresh COVID-19 cases as the country announced the date for the…

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Cross 48,000 With 373 New Infections

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases on Thursday crossed 48, 000 with the country reporting 373 fresh cases of…

WHO Urges Countries To Gamble On Shared Vaccine Search

The WHO on Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars in searching for COVID-19 vaccines…

WHO Says Food Safe From COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged people not to fear catching the novel coronavirus…

Countries Tighten Rules As World Coronavirus Deaths Pass 750,000

The total number of people killed by the novel coronavirus around the world passed 750,000 on…

We Cannot Afford To Let Our Economy Slide, PTF Tells Business Owners

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has called on Nigerians to take advantage of the…

94 Nigerian Girls Stranded In Lebanon Return Home

Ninety-four Nigerian ladies stranded in Lebanon have returned home on Wednesday evening following the intervention of…

COVID-19: FEC Approves N8.49bn For Procurement Of Test Kits

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N8.49billion for the procurement of test…

Barcelona COVID-19 Case Had No Contact With Champions League Squad – Club

A Barcelona player has tested positive for coronavirus but he has not been in contact with…

Trump Announces Sixth Vaccine Contract For 100 Million Doses

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a $1.5 billion contract with US biotech company Moderna for…

Lagos Mourns As Local Govt Council Boss, Babatunde Oke Dies

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the sudden death of the Chairman…

Foreign Affairs Minister Onyeama Recovers From COVID-19

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative to the…

Nigeria Edges Towards 50,000 COVID-19 Cases With 423 New Infections

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose further on Tuesday, inching towards the 50,000 mark after the country…

Preorders Of COVID-19 Vaccine Exceed Five Billion

Although none of the coronavirus vaccines under development has proved its efficacy yet in clinical trials,…

New Zealand Announces Return Of COVID-19 After 102 Days

New Zealand announced its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections more than 100 days on Tuesday and…

WHO Wants To Review Russian Vaccine Safety Data

The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would…

Germany Questions ‘Quality, Safety’ Of Russian Vaccine

Germany on Tuesday raised doubts over the quality and safety of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, stressing that…

Champions League Qualifier Called Off Over COVID-19 Cases

Tuesday’s 2020/21 Champions League preliminary round match between KF Drita and Linfield in Nyon has been…

Nigeria’s UAE Evacuees Now 2,641 As 288 More Return Home

Two hundred and eighty-eight more Nigerians have returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), taking the…

Face Masks Now Compulsory In Paris Tourists Hotspots, Crowded Areas

Face masks became compulsory in tourist hotspots in Paris on Monday amid warnings of a resurgence…

South Africa Coronavirus Deaths Top 10,000

More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in South Africa since the pandemic arrived in…

US Hits 5 Million Virus Cases As Trump Is Criticised Over Relief Package

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President…

Nigeria Confirms 437 New COVID-19 Cases, Three More Deaths

Nigeria has recorded 437 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in…

Obasanjo Tests Negative For COVID-19

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has tested negative to Covid-19. Obasanjo took the test last Friday,…

COVID-19: Churches Reopen In Lagos state

Worship centres in Lagos have re-opened partially across the state today, after being locked down for…

327 Nigerians Set To Return From UK Today, Says NIDCOM

Three hundred and twenty seven Nigerians are set to return to the country today from the…

COVID-19 Cases In Africa Surpass One Million

Coronavirus has now infected more than one million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may…

Aisha Buhari Reportedly Seeks Medical Treatment In UAE

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari is reported to have travelled out of the country to…

Nigeria Confirms Three More Deaths As COVID-19 Infections Cross 45, 000

Nigeria on Thursday reported three more deaths from COVID-19 as the country’s infections from the virus…

Canadian Pastor Jailed In Myanmar For Defying Coronavirus Ban

A Canadian preacher who claimed Christians were safe from coronavirus was on Thursday jailed for three…

COVID-19: FG Begins Process To Restart International Flights

The Federal Government has begun the process of restarting international flights.  In a briefing on Thursday…

‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Cannot Beat COVID-19, Says WHO

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned against “vaccine nationalism,” saying vaccine-hogging richer countries would not…

Buhari Approves Extension Of Eased COVID-19 Lockdown By Four Weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown for another…

US Adds 1,262 Virus Deaths In 24 Hours – Johns Hopkins

The United States added 1,262 more deaths to its COVID-19 toll in the 24 hours ending…

‘No Silver Bullet’ For Virus, WHO Warns, As Cases Top 18m

The World Health Organization said Monday it had completed the groundwork in China to probe the…

Iran Records Highest COVID-19 Cases In Over A Month

Iran confirmed Tuesday over 2,700 new COVID-19 infections, its highest single-day count in more than a…

Nigeria Records 304 More COVID-19 Cases, Death Toll Surpasses 900

Nigeria has recorded 304 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 44433.…

Federal High Court Chief Judge Tests Negative For COVID-19

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice John Tsoho, and members of…

COVID-19: Buhari Donates PPEs Worth N67m To Sao Tome And Principe

President Muhammadu Buhari has donated sixty-seven million naira (N67,000,000) worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to…

Nigeria Records 288 More COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceed 44,000

Nigeria has recorded 288 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 44,129.…

Students Must Not Exceed 20 Per Class, Says Lagos Govt

The Lagos State Government in its bid to ensure compliance of public and private schools to…

COVID-19 Test In Any Of Our 61 Laboratories Is Free – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has insisted that coronavirus (COVID-19) tests conducted within its…

Nigeria Confirms 304 New COVID-19 Cases As Africa’s Infections Near 1 Million

Nigeria on Sunday confirmed 304 fresh cases of COVID-19, just as Africa’s infections near 1 million.  The…

COVID-19: Lagos State Discharges 37 More Recovered Patients

Thirty seven more recovered COVID-19 patients were on Sunday discharged by the Lagos State Government.  This…

Lagos Govt Shuts COVID-19 Isolation Centre In Eti-Osa

The Lagos State Government has shut down the Eti-Osa Isolation Centre with effect from Friday night.…

Bollywood Star Bachchan Discharged After Testing Negative To COVID-19

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan said Sunday he had been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted…

Nearly 1 Million People Infected With COVID-19 In Africa

Almost one million people have been infected with COVID-19 in Africa, according to data from the…

Taraba Only State In Nigeria Yet To Report Death From COVID-19 – NCDC

Despite the rising number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria with 883 deaths,  Taraba is the only…

Coronavirus: Victoria declares state of disaster after spike in cases

The Australian state of Victoria has declared a state of disaster and imposed new lockdown measures…

Iran Records 2,685 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

Iran on Sunday reported its highest single-day novel coronavirus infection count in nearly a month, warning…

SS3 Boarding Students Must Take COVID-19, Malaria Tests – Ogun Govt

The Ogun State government has said that all SS3 boarding students in the state must take…

Nigeria Records 386 More COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Rise To 43,537

Nigeria has recorded 386 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 43,…

Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark

More than half million coronavirus have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country’s health…

300 More Stranded Nigerians Return From US

Three hundred more Nigerians who had been stranded in the United States have arrived in Abuja.…

COVID-19: Nine Die In India After Drinking Hand-Sanitiser

Nine people have died in India from drinking alcohol-based hand sanitiser after liquor shops in their town were…

Lagos Restaurants To Operate Eat-In Services At 50 Per Cent Capacity – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government says restaurants in the state will be reopened at 50 per cent…

Global report: Philippines ‘losing battle’ as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases

Senior doctors in the Philippines have pleaded with the government to impose a strict lockdown in…

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is a ‘once-in-a-century’ health crisis

Tedros says many countries were grappling with new outbreaks of the coronavirus The global coronavirus outbreak…

COVID-19: Lagos To Reopen Worship Centres August 7 And 9 – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu says places of worship in the state will be…