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Day: 24 August 2020

172 Countries Discussing with COVAX Global to get COVID-19 Vaccines —WHO

172 Countries Discussing with COVAX Global to get COVID-19 Vaccines —WHO

Coronavirus, NEWS
The World Health Organisation says 172 countries are now engaging with the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility, which has the largest and most diverse COVID-19 vaccine portfolio in the world. The WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus disclosed this at the media briefing on COVID-19 on Monday. He noted that nine vaccines are part of this dynamic portfolio; which is constantly being reviewed and optimised to ensure access to the best possible range of products. He said “I am pleased to announce that as of today 172 countries are now engaging with the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility, which has both the largest and most diverse COVID-19 vaccine portfolio in the world. “At present, there are nine vaccines that are part of this dynamic portfolio; which is constantly being revie
WHO Says Children aged 12 and over should Wear Masks like Adults

WHO Says Children aged 12 and over should Wear Masks like Adults

Coronavirus, NEWS
The World Health Organization (WHO) said children aged 12 and over should wear masks to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic under the same conditions as adults, while children between six and 11 should wear them on a risk-based approach. Children aged 12 and over should particularly wear a mask when a one-metre distance from others cannot be guaranteed and there is widespread transmission in the area, the WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a document on the WHO website dated Aug. 21. Whether children between six and 11 should wear masks depends on a number of factors, including the intensity of transmission in the area, the child’s ability to use the mask, access to masks and adequate adult supervision, the two organisations said. The pot
No Guarantee Vaccine will end COVID-19 Pandemic –WHO

No Guarantee Vaccine will end COVID-19 Pandemic –WHO

Coronavirus, NEWS
The World Health Organisation says there is no guarantee the discovery of a vaccine will end the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the world.  The Director-General of WHO,  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus disclosed this during the virtual media briefing on COVID-19 on Friday. He noted that everyone must learn to control and manage the virus using the tools that are presently available, adding that everyone must make the needed adjustments to stay safe and keep others safe. According to him, several countries around the world are now experiencing fresh outbreaks after a long period with little or no transmission. “These countries are a cautionary tale for those that are now seeing a downward trend in cases. Progress does not mean victory. “The fact remains that most people
Nigeria can Avoid Second Wave of COVID-19 Infection —Ihekweazu

Nigeria can Avoid Second Wave of COVID-19 Infection —Ihekweazu

Coronavirus, NEWS
The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Iheweazu, says Nigeria can avoid the second wave of COVID-19 infection if all citizens collectively work towards containing the spread of the viral pandemic. According to the NCDC DG, the second wave of COVID-19 infection is not inevitable; adding that averting it depends a lot on what is done by all Nigerians. Speaking in a live TV interview, the NCDC DG noted that the country can reduce the rate of infection “if we really focus on this thing for the next few months’ until there is a vaccine. Ihekweazu said “we are still very much in the middle of the first wave and that we will have a second wave is not inevitable. It depends a lot on what we do collectively as a country and that’s really is the most import