Test certificate fraud rocks COVID-19 air travel protocol

5 min read • Travellers relive harrowing experiences • Airlines, stakeholders seek uniform procedure • FG promises to tackle challenge One month after international flights resumed in Nigeria, allegations of fraud and test certificate racketeering trail foreign air travels. Flights in and out of the country had been suspended for months as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the…

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Trump, Melania test positive for COVID-19

< 1 min read US President Donald Trump said early Friday he and First Lady Melania had tested positive for the coronavirus. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!,” Trump tweeted.null Trump went into quarantine Thursday night after potential Covid-19 exposure, as more restrictions loomed in Europe in…

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First man cured of HIV dies of leukaemia: charity

2 min read The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown — known as the “Berlin Patient” — has died after a battle with cancer, the International Aids Society (IAS) announced Wednesday. Brown made medical history and became a symbol of hope for the tens of millions of people living with the virus that causes AIDS when he was cured…

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UK coronavirus news: country records highest daily rise in infections with 7,143 new cases

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Record comes amid large increase in testing; Williamson says students can go home for Christmas – but might have to self-isolate first

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Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

< 1 min read Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said. The industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which represents some 40 percent of doctors, is the latest in a string of stoppages by medics to hit Africa’s most populous nation as it…

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Wear A Mask While Having Sex and avoid kissing new people, Canada’s Top Doctor Advises

< 1 min read Sexual health is an important part of our overall health and the pandemic can make this quite complicated. Canada’s chief public health officer has urged couples to wear masks during sex to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Dr Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer on Wednesday said in a statement that, “Sex can be complicated in the…

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Mixed reactions trail departure of Buhari’s nephew Mamman Daura to UK

< 1 min read Nigerians on Thursday had mixed reactions to the departure of Mamman Daura, a nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom (UK). Daura’s departure to the UK comes while international flights are currently shut in the country since March curb the spread of coronavirus in March 2020. The only international travel in the country are by essential duties. During…

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Argentina says it reached a deal to produce Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

2 min read Argentina and Mexico on Thursday said they would co-produce millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Britain’s University of Oxford with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca for Latin America. According to the Argentinian President, Alberto Fernandez, Argentina and Mexico will be in charge of the Latin American production of the vaccine developed by the university and the Swedish-British pharmaceutical…

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What kind of face mask best protects against coronavirus?

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Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of getting Covid-19

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Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of COVID-19

< 1 min read A former senator representing Ogun-East senatorial district, Buruji Kashamu, has died of COVID-19 complications at the First Cardiology Hospital in Lagos. His death was announced by his “friend” and former colleague in the Senate Ben Murray-Bruce. “I have just lost my good friend of forever to COVID-19,” Murray Bruce said on Twitter. “Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I…

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