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Germany Joins EU Call For Controls On Vaccine Exports

German Health Minister Jens Spahn entered the EU on Tuesday calling for export restrictions on coronavirus vaccines in the midst of frustration with the delay in carrying out the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical community to Member States. Spahn said he supported "vaccines...

COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Rolled Out In Nigeria From March – FG

The federal government says it is planned that the COVID-19 vaccine will be phased out in Nigeria by late March or April 2021. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire made this clear at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja on...

ECOWAS Leaders Agree To Source COVID-19 Vaccines As A Bloc To Reduce Cost

The 58th regular session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State andGovernment was held on a virtual basis, in accordance with the protocols of Covid-19. Both heads of state and government attended the meeting, including the head of the...

COVID-19: Nigeria To Get Vaccines By February

The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, said that by the end of February, the nation will test the vaccine for COVID-19. A communiqué signed by NGF Chairman Kayode Fayemi reported that attempts are underway with the World Bank to ensure that...

Federal Government Releases N10 Billion For COVID-19 Vaccine

The Ministry of Finance issued N10 billion (N10bn) on Monday to help the development of domestic vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this during a briefing at the Presidential Task...

Governors To Meet Over COVID-19 Second Wave As Schools Re-Open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it would meet on Wednesday to map a way out of the pandemic's second wave as schools reopen across the country. The Governors' Forum said in a statement signed by its spokesman, Abdulrazaque...

COVID-19: Antonio Guterres Warns Against Self-defeating ‘Vaccinationalism’

As COVID fatalities cross two million worldwide, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned against self-defeating 'vaccinationalism.' On Friday, the UN Secretary-General called on countries to work together and assist each other to bring an end to the pandemic and...

Guinea President Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

The 82-year-old President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, got his first dose of coronavirus vaccine, part of a program primarily involving members of the administration, a source close to his office said Saturday. Defense Minister Mohamed Diane, a qualified physicist, was...

COVID-19: India Starts Massive Vaccine Rollout

India on Saturday launched one of the largest coronavirus vaccination initiatives in the world, aiming to end a pandemic that has killed 150,000 people in the nation and torpedoed the economy. AFP looks at the numbers involved in the large...

NIMR Tells Nigerians To Disregard Propaganda Against COVID-19 Vaccines

On Monday, Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), urged Nigerians to ignore ongoing misconceptions regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Salako told the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Lagos that when the government makes it available, people...
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