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Day: 16 September 2020

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE MAY BE READY FOR PUBLIC NOVEMBER – CHINA

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE MAY BE READY FOR PUBLIC NOVEMBER – CHINA

Coronavirus, NEWS
An official the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Guizhen Wu, has said the coronavirus vaccines being developed in China may be ready for use by the general public as early as November, 2020. According to france24.com, China has four COVID-19 vaccines in the final stage of clinical trials and at least three of those drugs have already been offered to essential workers under an emergency use programme inaugurated in July. Wu, in an interview with state TV on Monday, said the phase three clinical trials were proceeding smoothly and the vaccines could be ready for the general public in November or December. Wu, who said she has experienced no abnormal symptoms in recent months after taking an experimental vaccine herself in April, did not specify which vaccines she w...
500 EPE RESIDENTS TESTED FOR HIV/AIDS

500 EPE RESIDENTS TESTED FOR HIV/AIDS

NEWS
The Lagos State Aids Control Agency on Tuesday said it conducted HIV/AIDS test for 500 residents in the Epe Local Government Area of Lagos. A statement said the outreach was in collaboration with the Oloja of Epeland, Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, Arolugbade II, on the premises of the Epe council secretariat. The Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Dr Monsurat Adekele, said the programme was aimed at achieving global epidemic control of HIV/AIDS by the end of 2020. According to her, Epe is a priority area because it is among the five LGAs that require urgent HIV interventions. Adeleke reiterated that the outreach afforded individuals “the opportunity to know their status early, get advised on appropriate steps to prevent transmission to other people, as well as actions to be taken to
Schools Reopening: Special Precautions Necessary to cut Infection Risks –WHO

Schools Reopening: Special Precautions Necessary to cut Infection Risks –WHO

Children's Health, Coronavirus, NEWS
Whether a child should go to school depends on their health condition, the current transmission of COVID-19 within their community, and the protective measures the school and community have in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This is the advice the World Health Organisation has given as governments all over the country and beyond move to reopen schools in the light of the ongong COVID-19 global pandemic. While current evidence suggests that the risk of severe disease for children is lower overall than for adults, special precautions can be taken to minimise the risk of infection among children, and the benefits of returning to school should also be considered. “Current evidence suggests that people with underlying conditions such as chronic respiratory illnes