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COVID-19 Vaccine: Firms Must Deliver, Says EU Chief

Companies producing Covid-19 vaccines “must deliver”, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday as tensions mounted between her European Commission and pharmaceutical firms over delayed deliveries. “Europe invested billions to help develop the world’s first Covid-19 vaccines,” she...

COVID-19: Greece Bans Large Gatherings For ‘Health’ Reasons

Greek police on Tuesday announced a ban on large gatherings for a week for public health reasons, ahead of expected protests on a number of issues. “All public gatherings of over 100 people (are restricted) until February 1,” the police...

Mexico President Andres Obrador Tests Positive For COVID-19

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Mexican president, declared on Sunday that he was diagnosed with covid-19, but said that his symptoms were moderate. “I regret to inform you that I am infected with Covid-19. The symptoms are mild but I am...

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Vaccinating Between 20-22 Million Lagosians

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said there is no need to vaccinate 20 to 22 million Lagosians against COVID-19. This was revealed by Sanwo-Olu when appearing on the Channels Television show, Sunday Politics. The governor also revealed that some companies...

Egypt Begins COVID-19 Immunisation Campaign

On Sunday, Egypt began its Covid-19 immunisation campaign, being one of the first countries in Africa to vaccinate its residents, with the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab being given to a doctor and a nurse. In December, Egypt, the most populous country...

Victor Osimhen Recovers From COVID-19

Since making a full recovery from COVID-19, Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has been given the all-clear by the medical staff of Italian club giants Napoli. Since returning from Nigeria, where he had spent yuletide, the 22-year old tested positive for...

Kenya Sanctioned For Breaching COVID-19 Rules In CAF Qualifier

In an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros, Kenya was fined 2.2 million shillings ($20,000) and two senior football officials were disqualified for breaking Covid laws, a statement said Saturday. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said the Kenyan...

James Bond Stuntman Dies Of Covid-19

James Bond stuntman Rémy Julienne died of complications from Covid-19 at the age of 90.  Since testing positive for coronavirus, the stunt actor was admitted two weeks ago in the French town of Montargis and was taken into intensive care. A relative of the star confirmed that Rémy Julienne died on Thursday evening following COVID-19 complications. Speaking to AFP, the relative said “What was...

Real Madrid Coach Zidane Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Spanish club announced Friday that Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test comes a day before traveling to Alaves in La Liga in Madrid to bounce back from an embarrassing Copa del Rey...

Kenya Detects First Cases Of South Africa COVID-19 Strain

The Ministry of Health, Kenya says that two men tested positive for a strain of coronavirus first identified in South Africa, the first cases detected in the East African region. In Kenya's coastal county of Kilifi, both asymptomatic cases were...
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Refugees Cannot Be Returned To Greece, German Court Rules

A German court said Tuesday that two refugees granted asylum in Greece could not be sent back there because...