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Nigeria launches 'biggest job creation scheme' in its history after long delay (source — www.theguardian.com) 14/01/2021 10:15:31

Initiative aimed at shielding young people from economic impact of Covid-19 will provide 750,000 paid placementsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNigeria has launched a much-...

Covid-19: Europe bulk buys vaccines as WHO urges rich countries to share (source — www.thesundaily.my) 09/01/2021 07:23:00

LONDON: Europe rushed to bulk buy more coronavirus vaccine doses and approved more drugs yesterday, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) called on wealthy nations not to hog all the available jabs a...

Coronavirus live news: Thai PM urges people to 'just stay home'; row in Poland over vaccine 'queue-jumping' (source — www.theguardian.com) 04/01/2021 15:49:07

Thailand dealing with biggest outbreak yet; Poland health ministry investigates claim several celebrities jumped queue to receive vaccines‘No question’ England will need tougher lockdown rules soonNew...

Nigerian scientist studies country's coronavirus variant (source — www.independent.co.uk) 04/01/2021 14:31:58

A Nigerian scientist has spent the holiday season in his laboratory doing genetic sequencing to learn more about the country’s COVID-19 variant, as cases increase in the country

Thought Tier 4 was bad? Brutal countries where you can be KILLED for breaking Covid rules from China to Nigeria (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 30/12/2020 16:41:12

BRITS are suffering as millions face tough new Tier 4 measures – but the unfortunate people in these countries could be killed if they defy strict Covid lockdown rules.  Human rights groups have...

New coronavirus variant appears to emerge in Nigeria, CDC says (source — www.foxnews.com) 29/12/2020 16:58:12

Another new variant of the coronavirus appears to have emerged in Nigeria, Africa's top public health official said Thursday, but he added that further investigation was needed.

Children Are Being Accused Of Causing Coronavirus Using Witchcraft (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 29/12/2020 09:51:14

Vulnerable children who stand out as being different are being blamed for coronavirus by believers in witchcraft and demonic possession.Youngsters are suffering horrific abuse behind closed doors...

20 Nigerian doctors die in 1 week from Covid-19 (source — www.thesundaily.my) 26/12/2020 09:13:09

ANKARA: At least 20 Nigerian doctors last week died after being infected by the coronavirus, media reports said Friday.”For those of us in the health sector, we have lost quite a number of colleagues...

Third new mutant coronavirus variant discovered in Nigeria as cases skyrocket (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 24/12/2020 22:56:29

An emergency meeting of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has been sparked by the discovery of what could be a third notable variant of the killer virus

Third mutant Covid strain is discovered in Nigeria after supercharged variants found in South Africa and UK (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 24/12/2020 18:10:06

A THIRD mutant strain of Covid appears to have emerged in Nigeria, Africa’s top public health official revealed. The feared discovery comes after similar supercharged variants of the deadly viru...

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How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
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  • Shortness of breath
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In more severe cases:
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  • Kidney failure
  • Death