Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has gone into self-isolation after ten (10) of his aides tested positive for COVID-19. The governor who has had at least, three tests since the outbreak of the pandemic will remain in isolation until the results of the tests recently carried out are available. The Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, who made the announcement, said that Gov. Sanwo-Olu and some members of his cabinet would remain in isolation until the results of the tests held on Friday are available.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has confirmed fresh 550 new cases of the dreaded coronavirus in the country. The health agency disclosed this via its verified official Twitter handle yesterday. It revealed that with the additional new cases discovered, it has pushed the Nigerian total infection toll to 70,195.
The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) has announced the launch of its strategic plan for 2021 and 2023 which comprises a set of blueprint for the elimination of Malaria in Africa for the next three years. The plan was unveiled during tha CAMA's 2020 Partners virtual meeting, saying the plan aims to reach at least 5 million people directly with malaria commodities and 100 million with prevention and control messages.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, a Nigerian former Minister of Finance and contestant of World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Oknjo-Iweala has hinted that Nigeria and other African countries would be given access to the Coronavirus vaccine by end of January, next year through the first quarter of 2021.
US-based Nigerian scientist, Dr. Onyeama Ogbuagu has been celebrated following his contributions in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine at America's pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. The pharmaceutical firm revealed that it had developed a COVID-19 vaccine with 94.5 percent effectiveness, indicating a breakthrough in finding a vaccine for the global pandemic.