300,000 Covid vaccine doses from MTN arrives Nigeria
300,000 Covid vaccine doses from MTN arrives Nigeria
Health Osagie Ehanire
23 March, 2021, 22:03
The government has announced that from April 1, all people above 45 will be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines and requested them to get registered for the inoculation.
"The Prime Minister and the Secretary of State have discussed on several occasions the progress that is being made to vaccinate social care workers against Covid-19 and have agreed, in order to reach a position of much greater safety for care recipients, to put in place legislation to require vaccinations among the workforce", one line was said to read.
"Today after discussion and on the advice of the task force and scientists, it was decided that from April 1 the vaccine will open for everybody above 45 years of age". The Centre has extended the gap between the two doses of Covishield to six-to-eight weeks from 28 days.
"The advise given by scientists is that second dose can be administered between 4 and 8 weeks after the first, particularly for Covishield".
Until now, healthline workers, frontline workers, people above 60 years, and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities were eligible to take the COVID-19 vaccine shots.
The French health ministry said on Sunday 6,191,666 people had received a first COVID-19 vaccine shot since the beginning of the vaccination campaign in the country.
The COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has recommended to the State government that senior citizens and people above the age of 45 years with co-morbidities who are in containment zones and test negative for COVID 19 should be given preference in getting the vaccination.
The survey also revealed that among those healthcare workers who remain unvaccinated, 12 per cent said they were yet to decide if they would like to receive the vaccine jab.
The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja raised alarm over reported racketeering of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines in some of the designated vaccination centres.
The doubling time decreased from 504.4 days on March 1 to 202.3 days on March 23.
Meanwhile, the Centre has revised the time window within which the second dose of Covishield vaccine can be taken.
Bhutan has recorded a total of 869 positive COVID-19 cases, of which 867 were declared recovered, one still active and one died due to the virus.
The first dose administration crossed 4 crore mark on Tuesday (4,06,31,153).
Wolf has said the state is making progress in the state's vaccine distribution but the supply remains well below the demand. Several provinces are redoubling COVID-19 vaccination efforts today, offering shots to broader swaths of the population.
The expectation is that as part of agreement, Canada and Mexico would pay the USA back with doses in return, in the months ahead. Brian Higgins is cheering news of a White House plan to lend Canada 1.5 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine .
Mr Blinken said Washington hoped to see China uses its influence with North Korea to persuade it to give up its nuclear weapons. Trump had taken pride in forging what he saw as a strong relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
The incident happened as Biden headed to meet Asian-American community leaders after a major shooting at a parlour this week. President Trump is not the only member of the Trump family having fun at Biden's expense.
Harris said that Alabama will follow President Joe Biden's request for the country and open up eligibility to all adults on May 1. He says they have already updated their website to accommodate the new eligibility groups by adding in the new categories .
Officials are trying to build up capacity to care for some 14,000 migrants now in federal custody - and more likely on the way. Two months into the Biden presidency, an immediate crisis on the border has begun to test the new administration.
In response, China stepped up its rhetoric opposing USA interference in domestic affairs and complained directly about it. The U.S. side, led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken , accused China of behavior that endangered global stability.
The new curfew of the city is set from eight in the evening until six in the morning, according to an Associated Press report. Ron DeSantis' pro-business stance, Florida has no statewide mask rules, limits on capacity or other such restrictions.
Ford said that about 91,000 people have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at one of Ontario's drugstores. This would bring the total number of pharmacies participating in the vaccine rollout to 700.
Ontarians 75 and older can now book COVID-19 vaccines online
Meanwhile, a number of regions are moving to different restriction levels in the province's colour-coded pandemic framework. Ontario is reporting more than 1,500 new cases of COVID-19 today as virus-related hospitalizations surge in the province.
Quebec taps employers to speed vaccinations after a slow start
The Health Minister on Thursday approved a third vaccine, by the British Regulator, which should be available in the coming weeks. India has inched closer to touch the significant milestone of administering almost four crore 50 lakh COVID-19 Vaccine doses.
Donald Trump reportedly starting own social media network
Miller added that Trump's been conducting "high-powered meetings" at Mar-a-Lago regarding the latest venture, CNN reported . The unnamed platform would "attract tens of millions" of new users and would "completely redefine the game", Miller said.
AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine 79% effective in major USA trial
The degree of effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19 was even higher than observed in the Oxford-led clinical trials. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace hit back by warning the manufacture of the Pfizer vaccine depends on supplies from the UK.
‘Kill the Bill’ protest turns violent in Bristol
Avon and Somerset Police has said it will now be carrying out a "significant investigation to identify all those responsible". Bristol's mayor Marvin Rees said he had "major concerns" about the bill, but condemned the violence .
UK warns EU vaccine export ban would be 'counter-productive'
She called on other countries to reciprocate the EU's openness and said the bloc was inviting national leaders for discussion. The EU is "quite right" to consider preventing vaccines from being exported outside the bloc, according to a Fine Gael TD.
Covid-19 in Bulgaria
Like his United Kingdom counterpart, French Prime Minister Jean Castex will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine in an effort to sway a doubtful French public.
Family, employer call on China to release two Canadians
Meng, the daughter of the founder of Huawei, remains free on bail in Canada while her case winds its way through the courts. Canada said its consular officials were not given permission to attend the proceedings despite several requests.