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Daily COVID Tracker: NCDC reports zero fatality for ninth day

Daily COVID Tracker: NCDC reports zero fatality for ninth day
June 14
07:52 2021

Nigeria on Sunday recorded seven cases of COVID-19. Here are five updates about the pandemic this Monday.

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107,283 persons receive second dose of COVID vaccine in Lagos

Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner for health, says 107,283 persons have received the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the state as of June 10, 2021.

Abayomi disclosed this on Sunday via his Instagram page while giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

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According to him, 8,929 people received the second dose of the vaccine on Friday.

He added that 210, 633 doses of vaccine are yet to be administered.

UN calls for global vaccine distribution plan

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António Guterres, UN secretary-general, has called for a global COVID vaccine distribution plan to tackle the inequality in the vaccination effort.

“It is a question of efficiency that mutations abide by Darwin’s laws of evolution, meaning that the worst viruses tend to survive, multiply and eventually disable the vaccines,” he said.

“Vaccination programmes so far, have been unequal and very unfair. We need really those who have the power to organise an effective response to COVID and the only way to be effective in guaranteeing that everybody will be vaccinated sooner rather than later.”

Saudi Arabia bars foreign pilgrims from Hajj over COVID-19

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Saudi Arabia has restricted the 2021 Hajj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents — for the second year running.

In a statement on Saturday, the ministry of hajj and umrah, said residents who wish to attend “must be free of chronic diseases and be vaccinated” and should be between the ages of 18 and 65.

“In light of what the whole world is witnessing with the coronavirus pandemic … and the emergence of new variants, the relevant authorities have continued to monitor the global health situation,” the ministry added.

NCDC confirms seven COVID infections

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says seven people tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.

The latest positive samples of COVID-19 were recorded in three states, according to the agency’s update for June 13, 2021.

States that recorded new infections are Lagos (3), Kwara (3) and Rivers (1).

For the ninth consecutive day, no new death from COVID-19 complications was recorded in the country.

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The NCDC data indicates that 27 patients were discharged on Sunday after recovering from the infection. With the new figure, the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Nigeria stands at 163,463.

Sunday’s update includes “31 community recoveries from Lagos State managed in line with guidelines”.

A total of 167,066 coronavirus infections have been confirmed across Nigeria — out of which 2,177 patients have died.

G7 to donate one billion COVID vaccine to poor countries

Countries in the G7 will provide one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to other nations, according to Reuters.

According to a communique cited by the news agency, the donation will be made “over the next year”.

The G7 is made up of France, United States of America, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Germany and Japan.

COVID-19 IN NIGERIA

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