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COVID-19 Cases Rise By 300

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have increased to nearly sixty-four thousand on Sunday as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control confirms three hundred new cases.

NCDC credits the nation with zero COVID-19 death.  It also reports twenty-six patients had recovered and have been discharged from various isolation centers across the country.

Lagos, the country’s epicenter, recorded most of the new cases, posting two hundred fifty-five infections.  The Federal Capital Territory confirmed twenty-seven, and the rest of the cases were shared by Oyo, Kaduna, Ondo and Kano.

Eleven hundred fifty-four deaths have been recorded so far in the country as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Nearly six-thousand patients have recovered.

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Germany Recommends Oxford COVID Vaccine Not Be Used On Over-65s

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German authorities citing a lack of sufficient data to recommend the use of Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in older age groups have issued a recommendation that it should not be used on people aged 65 or above,

The move comes ahead of a ruling by the European Medicines Agency on the vaccine on Friday. AstraZeneca and the vaccine’s developers have consistently said it is safe for older adults.

Germany’s vaccine committee said “there are currently insufficient data available to assess the vaccine efficacy from 65 years of age.

In the resolution made available by the German health ministry on Thursday the committee added that “the AstraZeneca vaccine, unlike the mRNA vaccines, should only be offered to people aged 18-64 years at each stage.”

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COVID-19 Could Become ‘Much More Treatable’ In Next Six To 18 Months, NHS Boss Tells MPs

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Head of England’s National Health Service, Sir Simon Stevens says there is a possibility for a combination of the coronavirus and flu jabs in a single vaccine for future winters.

Stevens told MPs on Tuesday COVID-19 could become a “much more treatable disease” in the next six to 18 months.

He said the emergence of new coronavirus treatments in the second half of this year offers hope of a “much more normal future.”

More than six and a half million people in the UK have received the first dose of a covid-19 vaccine, with nearly half a million having had a second jab.

The government says it plans to offer of a coronavirus vaccine first dose to 15 million people by the middle of next month.

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records More Deaths, 1,303 New Infections

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Nigeria has recorded more than thirteen hundred new cases of the coronavirus, and fifteen more deaths, on Tuesday.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control says nine hundred seventeen patients had recovered and were discharged during the same 24-hour period.

The new cases were confirmed in twenty-five states and the Federal Capital Territory.  Lagos bore the brunt of the cases with eighty-three infections.  Rivers recorded seventy-two.

Nigeria’s total tally is now one case shy of twenty-five thousand. Death rate stands at fifteen hundred twenty-two.

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