According to Sahara Reporters, the Edo State government has implemented a "No vaccine, no work" policy. Health officials and security agents could be seen enforcing the injunction at the entrances to various ministries in Benin, the state capital. Although the measure was initially criticized and drew widespread public outrage, Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki stood firm in his decision.
With over three variants of covid 19, we all need to be very aware that it's still existing and deadly, thus we should always be aware of signs and symptoms to look out for. Over a year and more, this deadly disease has claimed the lives of loved ones, colleagues, friends, and well wishes.
The Federal Government has said that those who have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease could still get infected and infect other people who come in contact with them. Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, gave the charge on Saturday at the South-South zonal town hall meeting on COVID-19 in Benin, the Edo State capital.
From the emergence of Corona Virus to the invention of the Covid-19 Vaccine, a lot of conspiracy theories have been pushed out to the public, especially in this part of the world. And it is even more surprising and disappointing to see some highly respected religious leaders and other personalities in the society, spreading a lot of fake news and stories about the virus and the vaccine.
According to Sahara Reporters report, the implementation of the no vaccine no work policy for civil servants in Edo State has begun. Health officials and security officers have started implementing the directive of the government on Wednesday morning in Benin, the state capital. Many workers returned home, while some stay to take the vaccines from the health workers who have been stationed at the gate of the Ministries.
There has been lot of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine since it's inception. This has led to people laying different excuses to refuse the vaccine. Below are the 4 commonest beliefs people hold about the vaccine which are not really true. Myth 1: COVID-19 Vaccine is not safe.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is a very controversial topic, especially since vaccines were developed in record time to try to combat the worldwide pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. For this reason, many doubts and myths have arisen about the vaccine, especially related to its safety and efficacy.
Gone are the days when we relied on an undercover superhero in capes and mask, now we wear the masks and defend ourselves however best we can by taking precaution and washing our hands, sounds basic right?. Many lives have been lost due to negligence or misfortune in the wake of this pandemic that has ravaged our livelihood all around the globe for two years running an in December 2021 media reported the emergence a new and deadlier variant (delta-variant), The new variants has further raised questions such as Are people more at risk for getting sick?
(The Covid-19 Virus as pictured under a microscope. The virus degenerated into a worldwide blown pandemic that killed thousands of people in 2020. The virus has not fully been contained. The vaccines to counter the effects as antibodies after intake is all over the countries including Nigeria)
According to Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, the state has reported 288 fatalities in the ongoing COVID-19 third wave. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the state has done 783,404 valid COVID-19 sample tests, according to the commissioner. On Monday, Abayomi revealed the information on his Facebook page, @Profakinolaabayomi, while providing the state's COVID-19 report for October 15.
The Edo State government has confirmed the death of a 33-year-old pregnant woman at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital in Benin and 15 other persons across other Covid 19 centers. Revealing the deaths to newsmen on Mondays, September 14, the Head of the State Coronavirus case Management, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie, said the victims were not vaccinated.
As the world continues to suffer at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of false assumptions have surrounded the discussions on it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this Virus which has spread from a little fraction of the world, in China, has metamorphosed from a mere public health emergency of international concern to a Pandemic in March 11, 2020.
Nigeria is reportedly omitted from the list of 50 countries whose covid-19 vaccination certificates are accepted by the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom's Department for Transport, on Monday, October 4, 2021, announced that Covid-19 vaccine certificates obtained in Nigeria would not be honoured in the UK.
Since the beginning of the year 2020 when the coronavirus disease otherwise known as COVID-19 reached its peak with death arising from the pandemic in hundreds of thousands, it has brought about unnecessary fears to many people in Nigeria and beyond. Though developing countries in Africa were not spared, the worst-hit regions were developed countries like Spain, the United States of America, and the UK among others.
On Monday, the Federal Capital Territory led the ranking of COVID-19 infections in the country, as the Nigerian Center for Disease Control reported 393 cases and six deaths linked to COVID-19. The agency, which disclosed the figures on its website Tuesday morning, said the additional infections were an increase from the 168 reported on Sunday, and that brings the total number of cases in the country to 202,191.
The coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus has resulted in more than 223 million infections and more than 4.6 million deaths. SARS-CoV-2 infection causes COVID-19. COVID-19 has now been reported on every continent. Yesterday, President Joe Biden introduced federal vaccine requirements that will affect up to 100 million people in the United States.
People with sickle cell illness, according to medical researchers, are at an even higher risk of catching the virus, as well as significant consequences and even death. COVID-19 is known to have varying effects on people based on their pre-existing medical issues. Patients with sickle cell disease are more likely to have a high prevalence of comorbidities, which can put them at risk of serious illness and mortality.
The likely source of a new epidemic has been identified as a man who completed 21 days of strict quarantine after returning to China from abroad, raising concerns about the country's stringent zero-Covid strategy's long-term viability. The new outbreak that occurred in Fujian province on China's southeastern coast has infected 60 people, including 15 elementary school students.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has stated that he will accept the COVID-19 vaccine for the sake of the gospel. He said this on Friday night at the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway during the church's monthly Holy Ghost Service.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in 2019, many people have not been able to recover fully from their losses. Churches were closed down, businesses and many recreational activities were suspended. The coronavirus is a deadly disease, which has claimed the lives of many people.