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‘Remdesivir has little effect on COVID-19’ — WHO contradicts US drug company

    ‘Remdesivir has little effect on COVID-19’ — WHO contradicts US drug company

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says remdesivir, an antiviral drug considered as one of the treatments for COVID-19, has “little or no effect” on mortality or reduction in hospital stays

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WHO: One in every 10 persons may have contracted COVID-19

    WHO: One in every 10 persons may have contracted COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says about 10 percent of the world population may have contracted COVID-19. Mike Ryan, the executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies programme, disclosed this

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COVID-19 cases exceed 25m globally — but over 17m have recovered

    COVID-19 cases exceed 25m globally — but over 17m have recovered

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the world has exceeded 25 million, although 70 percent have recovered. According to Worldometers, global statistics platform, 25.4 million people have so far

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Bill Gates: We’re not done yet… until polio is beaten everywhere, it can return

    Bill Gates: We’re not done yet… until polio is beaten everywhere, it can return

Bill Gates, the co-chair of the Gates Foundation, says Africa and the rest of the world are not done yet with the battle to rid the world of wild poliovirus.

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I have fulfilled my pledge to eradicate polio, says Buhari

  I have fulfilled my pledge to eradicate polio, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has fulfilled his pledge to rid Nigeria of the indigenous wild poliovirus. On Tuesday, the

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WHO declares Nigeria polio-free — 40 years after country overcame smallpox

  WHO declares Nigeria polio-free — 40 years after country overcame smallpox

Finally, the independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for polio eradication officially declared Nigeria and the rest of Africa free

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Why we must reduce consumption of trans fat

  Why we must reduce consumption of trans fat

BY ADIE VANESSA OFFIONG While not all fatty acids are dangerous to the health, research has shown that those produced

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Three new deaths as Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections exceed 45,000

  Three new deaths as Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections exceed 45,000

With three new deaths, Nigeria’s COVID-19 infection tally crossed the 45,000 mark on Thursday as 354 new cases were confirmed

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WHO: Over 10,000 health workers in Africa infected with COVID-19

  WHO: Over 10,000 health workers in Africa infected with COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says more than 10,000 health workers have been infected with the coronavirus across Africa. This

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Global COVID-19 tally nears 13m as WHO reports 230,000 cases in one day

  Global COVID-19 tally nears 13m as WHO reports 230,000 cases in one day

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day with 230,370 new infections

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