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UN official highlights values of water in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Water has many values that are just not priced, Sasha Koo-Oshima, the Deputy Director, Land and Water Division, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), told Xinhua ahead of the World Water Day on March 29. The official highlighted that with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a large part of the world population still lacks access to
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AstraZeneca says vaccine 80% effective for elderly, no blood clot risk

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is 80 per cent effective at preventing the disease in the elderly and does not increase the risk of blood clots, the biotech firm said Monday, following its US phase III efficiency trials. It was 79 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 in the overall population and 100 per cent effective
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South Africa sells its AstraZeneca vaccine doses to AU

South Africa has sold a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for distribution in 14 fellow African nations, the health minister announced Sunday. South Africa last month suspended its vaccination programme, which had started with AstraZeneca jabs, after doubts were raised over that vaccine’s efficacy against a local variant of Covid-19. Pretoria instead announced
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Poll shows plunge in Europeans’ trust in AstraZeneca jab

Trust in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in many European countries has plunged following controversy around the jab in recent weeks, according to a new survey unveiled Monday by British pollsters YouGov. A majority of people in the biggest European Union member states, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy, now see the inoculation as unsafe, the recent
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EU’s von der Leyen: Vaccine donations to poor countries on hold

The European Union is not currently in the position to directly donate coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries, said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “There is quite a bit of pressure on member states to obtain the vaccine for themselves,” she told the Funke Media Group. However, von der Leyen underscored the EU’s financial support
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Germany headed for harder lockdown as key infection benchmark passed

Germany’s hopes of relaxing its lockdown restrictions in time for Easter holidays at the start of April are dwindling amid a renewed surge in infection rates on Sunday. The day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel joins state leaders for coronavirus response talks, political leaders were calling for a halt to lockdown relaxations and a return
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Half of UK adults have gotten one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Britain said Saturday that half the country’s adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as the government races to reach everyone over age 18 by the end of July. The National Health Service has put shots in the arms of 26.9 million people, or 51% of the adult population, according to the
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COVID-19: Nigeria announces new 112 infections, 194 recoveries, 3 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 112 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 161,651. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory.
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Denmark reports two cases of serious illness, including one death, after AstraZeneca shot

Denmark said on Saturday that one person had died and another fell seriously ill with blood clots and cerebral haemorrhage after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination. The two, both hospital staff members, had received the AstraZeneca vaccine less than 14 days before getting ill, the authority that runs public hospitals in Copenhagen said. The Danish
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Denmark reports two cases of serious illness, including one death, after AstraZeneca shot

Denmark said on Saturday that one person had died and another fell seriously ill with blood clots and cerebral haemorrhage after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination. The two, both hospital staff members, had received the AstraZeneca vaccine less than 14 days before getting ill, the authority that runs public hospitals in Copenhagen said. The Danish
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Pakistan PM, Imran Khan, tests positive for Covid-19

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, officials said, just two days after he received his first vaccination against the disease. The 68-year-old former top cricketer received a shot of the Chinese-produced Sinopharm vaccine on Thursday, as the country battles a third wave of the virus. “At this point, the prime
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FG agency to NEC: COVID-19 vaccines delivered to 35 states, FCT

NEC pledges support for national broadband penetration plan A Federal Government agency has told the National Economic Council, NEC, that the COVID-19 vaccines have now been distributed across 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, leaving just one state out. The National Economic Council (NEC), in the strength of that information, urged Nigerians to
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See Lagos COVID-19 vaccination centres nearest to you

Below is the full list of the eighty-eight COVID-19 vaccination centres spread across the 20 local government areas of Lagos State. S/N LGAs Wards Facility 1 Agege KEKE Sango PHC 2 Agege ORILE Powerline PHC 3 Ajeromi/Ifelodun OLUWA/AKERE Akere PHC 4 Ajeromi/Ifelodun OWOYEMI LAYENI PHC 5 Ajeromi OWOYEMI Signals Operation Command Clinic 6 Ajeromi ALAYABIAGBA
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Germany’s Merkel says would take AstraZeneca vaccine

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, said Friday  she was ready to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s coronavirus jab if she is offered it, in a bid to shore up confidence in the jab. “Yes I would take the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Merkel told a news conference, adding  she “would like to wait until it’s my turn but I
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UK PM receives first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday received a first dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine, at the London hospital where he fought for his life almost a year ago, assuring the public the jab is safe. “I literally did not feel a thing. It was very good, very quick,” the 56-year-old leader told reporters at
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Italian PM says he will have AstraZeneca vaccine

Prime Minister Mario Draghi sought Friday to reassure Italians over the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which was suspended this week before being declared safe, saying he would have it himself. “I have not yet made a booking, but my age group is among those who are allowed to have the vaccine and yes, I will have
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WHO experts renew backing for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

The World Health Organization’s vaccine safety experts gave renewed backing to AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 jab on Friday, having reviewed reports of blood clotting after immunisation. The WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety said the AstraZeneca jab “continues to have a positive benefit-risk profile, with tremendous potential to prevent infections and reduce deaths across the world.”
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France recommends AstraZeneca jab for over-55s only

France’s health regulator recommended Friday that only people aged 55 and over should be given AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine due to reports of blood clots, while giving the green light to resume its use after a brief suspension. It said the recommendation was based on the fact that the reported blood clots, which prompted the vaccine’s
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Brazil’s coronavirus cases surge to new daily record of over 90,000

Brazil has set a new daily record in coronavirus infections as the spiralling outbreak puts major stress on the nation’s hospitals. The Health Ministry in Brasilia reported 90,303 infections over the past 24 hours on Wednesday evening. The previous high was 87,843 new cases on January 7. This brings the total number of people confirmed
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EU watchdog says AstraZeneca shot ‘safe and effective’

The EU’s drug regulator said Thursday the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine was “safe and effective” and was not linked to an increased risk of blood clots. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) however said that after an investigation it could not “definitively” rule out a connection to a particularly rare type of blood disorder. Around a dozen
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Italy to restart AstraZeneca vaccinations Friday ― PM

Italy will resume administering AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccines on Friday after the EU’s drugs regulator declared them safe, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said. Italy suspended the use of the jab on Monday, one of a number of European countries taking precautionary action following concerns it was linked to blood clots. “The administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine
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EU regulator deems AstraZeneca vaccine safe after blood clot reports

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has deemed AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine “safe and effective” after an extensive review of possible blood clot risks, the agency’s chief said on Thursday. Blood clot reports from several countries prompted governments around the world to halt inoculations with the AstraZeneca jab. This slowed down already sluggish inoculation campaigns in the
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All eyes on EU regulator as AstraZeneca decision to be released

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is due to provide an assessment on Thursday of the safety of Astrazeneca’s vaccine against Covid-19 after several countries temporarily suspended use of the jab over fears about side effects. The EMA’s safety committee has been making a detailed evaluation of a small number of cases concerning blood clots occurring
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EU plans to launch dispute settlement with AstraZeneca

The European Commission plans to launch the dispute settlement process in its coronavirus vaccine contract with pharma giant AstraZeneca, EU spokesmen said Thursday. Chief spokesman Eric Mamer said Brussels is waiting for the go-ahead from EU member states to write to the firm to demand talks on its alleged failure to honour its contract. Mamer
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