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UK Health Minister Says Fmr. PM Aide’s COVID-19 Lies Claim Are Untrue

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Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock has on Thursday reacted to “unsubstantiated allegations” from the prime minister’s former chief aide that he had lied to colleagues and the public about the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic were untrue.

Delivered a withering attack on his former boss and Hancock on Wednesday, Dominic Cummings, who was Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s right hand man until late last year, during seven hours of testimony before a parliamentary committee, said their ineptitude led to tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths.

One of the most damning allegations from Cummings was that Hancock’s statement that the government had thrown a “protective ring around” care homes at the start of the pandemic was nonsense, and that instead people who had contracted the virus had been sent back from hospital

Hancock told parliament “these allegations that were put yesterday … are serious allegations and I welcome the opportunity … to put formally on the record that these unsubstantiated allegations around honesty are not true, and that I’ve been straight with people in public and in private throughout.”

Lawmakers from the governing conservative party rallied around Hancock, while Jeremy hunt, a co-chairman of the committee said the allegations from the former aide should be treated as unproven until evidence was provided to back them up.

The United Kingdom has the world’s fifth highest official COVID-19 toll with nearly 128,000 deaths.

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Oyo State: Two Persons Die Of COVID-19 Delta Variant

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Two Persons Die Of Covid-19 Delta Variant In Oyo

Two persons have been reported killed in Oyo State after been infected with the deadly COVID-19 Delta variant.

The state incident manager and coordinator of the emergency operations centre, Dr. Olabode Ladipo said one other person is in state isolation facility and receiving medical attention.

Oyo state government announced on Sunday it had found the Delta strain of the coronavirus which entered into the state through movement of people travelling around the world.

W.H.O. said this variant first detected in India and now in at least 90 countries, has high transmission, and increase severity of infection.

Authorities in the state said they have begun contact tracing and urged the general public to take extra caution.

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Oyo State Confirms COVID-19 Delta Variant

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Oyo State task force on COVID-19 says the deadly delta variant has now been detected in Oyo. The state incident manager and coordinator of the emergency operations centre, Dr. Olabode Ladipo, notified the public in a statement on Sunday asking the general public to take extra caution. The delta strain has been associated with high transmission, increase severity of infection and outcomes.

Last week Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had said on Thursday, the coronavirus delta variant first discovered in India has been confirmed in Nigeria, in a traveller, following the routine travel test made compulsory for all international travellers.

In a latest data released today Monday, NCDC says 12 new COVID-19 cases have been reported from 3 states- Akwa Ibom (6), Ogun (4), and Rivers 2 cases, bringing the total number of persons who have tested positive in the country to 168,552 and 2,124 deaths.

The variant, has already been detected in more than 90 countries, and is expected to spread to others.

Oyo COVID-19 task force has warned residents of the state to continue complying all advisories at curtailing the spread of the virus.

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COVID-19 Third Wave Overwhelm French Hospitals

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COVID-19 Third Wave Overwhelm French Hopsitals

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