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COVID-19: Nigeria Produces Local Vaccines

COVID-19: Nigeria Produces Local Vaccines

On Monday, 22nd of March, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, mentioned that Nigeria has, courtesy of its scientists, produced at least two local COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines are, by virtue of his testimony, currently awaiting clinical trials and certifica­tion before becoming useful …

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COVID-19: Zimbabwe Imposes 30 Day Lockdown

COVID-19: Zimbabwe Imposes 30 Day Lockdown

Following a spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the first few days of the new year, Zimbabwe has reintroduced a 12-hour curfew from 6 pm until 6 am everyday for 30 days. The new curfew was announced on Saturday by Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. In his address, he stated the reasons for the new …

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COVID-19: How Africa Has Been Able To Manage The Pandemic

COVID-19: How Africa Has Been Able To Manage The Pandemic

Early in the year, a global phenomenon known as the Coronavirus, also known as “COVID-19” began to make the rounds and before anyone could say “Jack Robinson”, everyone was on lock-down and face-masks became the “new normal”. The emergence of COVID-19 birthed a lot of conspiracy theories, rumors and was a serious cause for global …

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Africa: Covid-19 Deaths Exceed 41,000

As of October 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,709,387 . Reported deaths in Africa have reached 41,144 , and recoveries 1,397,522 . South Africa has the most reported cases – 714,246, with deaths numbering 18,843. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (194,461), Egypt (106,397) Ethiopia (92,858), Nigeria (61,930) and …

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Covid-19: FG Commences N75bn MSMEs Palliatives Implementation

Federal Government has flagged off National MSME survival fund and Guaranteed off-take scheme, both targeted at assisting Micro Small and Medium Enterprise to step down the challenges arising from the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was flagged off by the Minister f State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum. As reported by Thisdaylive.com, …

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COVID 19: Kenya’s tour planes operators morn poor business returns

 For Kenyan-based safari operator, Safarilink, June is the busiest time of year, as the company’s small planes ferry tourists to national parks in Kenya and Tanzania to witness the majestic annual migration of 2 million animals. This year, the coronavirus outbreak has brought those adventures in Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti to a halt. …

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COVID-19 IMPACT SERIES- Football.

Across the African continent and indeed the entire globe, the impact of COVID 19 in sports has been massive, leading in the last 3 -4 months to actions, decisions and responses that are quite remarkable. Highlighted below are some of The Global  Impacts of COVID-19 in the world of football. – the Confederation of African …

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COVID-19 IMPACT SERIES- Industry Events/Awards

Every year, different sectors in almost every market in the world fix a date to gather and celebrate outstanding achievers in the industry while motivating others to look forward with hope for excellent performance the next season. It seems this opportunity will elude many players and sectors this year, no thanks to COVID 19. The …

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COVID-19 IMPACT SERIES- Festivals

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to spread across the globe, organisers of various festivals across the globe have been forced to either make extensive postponements or outright cancellation. Some are listed below.   -The 73rd Cannes Film Festival, set for May 12-23, has been postponed. Organizers said, “Several options are considered in order to preserve …

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