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Moderna To Build $500m Vaccine Plant In Africa

Biotechnology company and COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna says “it will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year.” In a statement released on Thursday, the company said it anticipates “investing up to $500 million in this new …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 437 New Cases

Nigeria’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 2,701 on Wednesday after six more people battling the disease lost the fight. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in an early-morning Facebook post on Thursday while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country. Four hundred …

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Nigeria Records Highest Daily COVID-19 Cases In Seven Months

Nigeria witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, recording its highest daily cases in seven months. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed 1,149 fresh infections for the day, three times higher than the 357 cases confirmed on Tuesday. Wednesday’s figures also marks the first time the country is …

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Israel Tightens Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Rise

New restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid took effect in Israel on Wednesday, after the largely vaccinated country saw the highest daily infection rate since January. The measures, announced Sunday, require vaccination certificates or negative coronavirus tests to enter a range of public spaces, including restaurants and bars, …

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FG Receives 699,760 Doses Of Astrazeneca Vaccine

The Federal Government has received 699,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, donated by the UK government. According to the Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson, the donation is part of the 80 million doses the country had pledged to support the COVID-19 fight. “The UK was one of …

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