COVID-19: THAILAND PRODUCES CHEAPER VACCINE, STARTS TRIALS ON MONKEYS

Thailand is conducting tests on macaque monkeys as it races to produce a cheaper, alternative coronavirus vaccine it hopes will be ready by 2021, a top researcher said Monday. More than 100 candidate vaccines are currently in various stages of development around the world, at least eight of which are in clinical trials with humans, … Continue reading COVID-19: THAILAND PRODUCES CHEAPER VACCINE, STARTS TRIALS ON MONKEYS

COVID-19: AFRICAN VACCINE IS POSSIBLE

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is unwavering in is call for a vaccine for COVID-19 developed in Africa. “A belief that an African treatment and an African vaccine for COVID-19 is possible,” he said in a statement to commemorate AU Day today, May 25, 2020. The African Union was … Continue reading COVID-19: AFRICAN VACCINE IS POSSIBLE

COVID-19 CASES RIDES TO 7,526 IN NIGERIA

Nigeria has been hit with 265 new cases of Coronavirus, with the overall total now standing at 7,526. In the figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Saturday, Lagos topped the chart with 133 new cases, while Oyo ramped up 34 new infections. Edo recorded high figures, with 28 fresh cases, … Continue reading COVID-19 CASES RIDES TO 7,526 IN NIGERIA

DR CONGO OFFICIALS DENY CORONAVIRUS FIGURES MANIPULATED

Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths. The controversy came as health officials announced DR Congo’s latest COVID-19 figures which stand at 63 deaths from 2,025 cases, most of them in the capital, Kinshasa. So far, 312 people have recovered. The vast … Continue reading DR CONGO OFFICIALS DENY CORONAVIRUS FIGURES MANIPULATED

COVID-19: EIGHT FOOTBALLERS TEST POSITIVE IN MEXICO

Eight footballers from top-flight Mexican team Santos Laguna have tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said Wednesday, jeopardising attempts to restart the national league after two months of suspension. A decision on the possible resumption of the Mexican league, the Liga MX, had been expected by the end of the week, and the tests … Continue reading COVID-19: EIGHT FOOTBALLERS TEST POSITIVE IN MEXICO

62-YEAR-OLD DOCTOR DELAYED RETIREMENT TO HELP TREAT COVID-19 DIES

A New York doctor, James Mahoney, has died of coronavirus after halting his retirement to actively participate in treating COVID-19 patients at his hospital. According to report by Fox News, Mahoney worked tirelessly as a pulmonary and critical care physician at University Hospital of Brooklyn during the day and Kings County Hospital Center at night. … Continue reading 62-YEAR-OLD DOCTOR DELAYED RETIREMENT TO HELP TREAT COVID-19 DIES

COVID-19: ‘GOD WILL HELP US,’ TANZANIA PRESIDENT ‘REJECTS’ LOCKDOWN

At a time when countries have imposed and are easing lockdowns in the fight against COVID-19, Tanzanian president John Magufuli insists there will be no such thing as lockdown in the east African nation.  During an address to a church congregation over the weekend, Magufuli stressed that when the neighbours are done with their lockdowns, they … Continue reading COVID-19: ‘GOD WILL HELP US,’ TANZANIA PRESIDENT ‘REJECTS’ LOCKDOWN

BUHARI TO ADDRESS NIGERIANS ON MONDAY

President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on Monday. Aliyu Sani, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, made this disclosure when he appeared on a programme on Channels Television. Buhari is expected to speak about ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria and to decide on whether or not the … Continue reading BUHARI TO ADDRESS NIGERIANS ON MONDAY

ZIMBABWE EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ‘INDEFINITELY’

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended a nationwide lockdown meant to control the spread of coronavirus, though the restrictions will be reviewed every two weeks. In a live broadcast on Saturday, Mnangagwa said the measure would remain in place "for an indefinite period", adding that "the country needs to ease out of the lockdown in … Continue reading ZIMBABWE EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ‘INDEFINITELY’

COVID-19: MOSQUES REOPEN IN WEST AFRICA

It’s been a Ramadan unlike any other for Abdourahmane Sall, far from the mosque during the Muslim holy month as coronavirus cases mount. With only a little over a week left, he decided joining thousands of others in tradition was worth the risk after authorities allowed prayers to resume. Men formed orderly lines outside the … Continue reading COVID-19: MOSQUES REOPEN IN WEST AFRICA

CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL FOUND DEAD

The Chinese ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv on Sunday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said. Israeli Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the ambassador's death was believed to be from natural causes. Du Wei, 58, was appointed envoy in February in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. He previously served … Continue reading CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL FOUND DEAD

COVID-19: KANO INFECTION HIT 693, DEATH TOLL 33

The ministry said on its verified Twitter handle, that 11 additional coronavirus patients were discharged and one death recorded. It added that there were 546 active cases, with 74 discharged and 33 deaths. Total confirmed cases in Kano State are now 693, 11 additional COVID-19 patients discharged and one death recorded in the state.” it said. … Continue reading COVID-19: KANO INFECTION HIT 693, DEATH TOLL 33

“DON’T ASK ME, ASK CHINA”- TRUMP STORMS OUT OF PRESS AFTER RACIST COMMENT TO AN ASIAN REPORTER

US President, Donald Trump abruptly ended a press conference on Monday after telling a reporter to Ask China after the CBS reporter asked him a question. The CBS reporter, Weijia Jiang had asked Trump why he constantly emphasises that the US is doing better than any other country when it comes to testing. She challenged … Continue reading “DON’T ASK ME, ASK CHINA”- TRUMP STORMS OUT OF PRESS AFTER RACIST COMMENT TO AN ASIAN REPORTER