News & Analysis: Nigeria

A year of genomic surveillance reveals how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic unfolded in Africa

“Although distorted by low sampling numbers and blind spots, the findings highlight that Africa must not be left behind in the global pandemic response, otherwise it could become a source for new variants.”

via Science

Interview with Megan McDonald: COVID-19, African Capital Markets, and What Lies Ahead

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Megan McDonald of Standard Bank about the ongoing economic impacts of the pandemic, recent market developments, and the priorities for a robust recovery.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Lagos: Total COVID-19-related deaths surpass 500

“The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the number of persons who have died from COVID-19-related complications in the state has reached 506… He said 11 persons died from COVID-19-related complications on the reported day, increasing the state’s fatality figure by the virus to 506.”

via The Nation (Nigeria)

COVID-19 spike continues as Nigeria records two deaths, 558 new cases

“In less than one week, Nigeria has been consistent in smashing previous records of highest daily tallies in months to indicate how swift the unofficial third wave of COVID-19 is spreading.”

via PM News

Vaccine demand spirals as third wave hits home

“As the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across Africa, the continent has become the most vulnerable region hit by the more transmissible Delta variant of the disease due to lack of vaccines and health facilities.”

via Africa Confidential

Nigeria faces deadly COVID-19 Delta wave as infections jump 150%

“After weeks of steady decline in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, Nigeria is now responding to what authorities are describing as a ‘likely third wave’ of the pandemic, led by the more contagious Delta variant.”

via The Africa Report

Lessons for Macroeconomic Policy from Nigeria Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

“The Nigerian government has responded notably to address the pandemic’s impact on the economy. So far, $ 1.4 billion in additional spending has been executed, which is estimated at 0.3% of GDP. This paper examines the macroeconomic landscape and policy interventions in Nigeria with the objective of developing lessons not only for Nigeria but for other developing economies.”

via SAIIA

COVID-19: Uncertainty in fight against pandemic as Delta variant rages (Nigeria)

“As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was ending in Nigeria and some other African countries, little did anyone know that a more infectious and deadly strain of the virus was yet to emerge.”

via Vanguard

Lagos logs 153 COVID-19 cases in two days

“Lagos continues to serve as the epicentre of a new wave of COVID-19 as it logged 153 cases in two days. The state almost accounted for the total of 161 cases announced by NCDC today. Federal Capital Territory of Abuja reported four cases and Gombe two. Oyo and Rivers reported a case each.”

via PM News

What Happens When the Vaccine Factory of the World Can’t Deliver?

“India stopped exporting COVID-19 vaccines in mid-April, leaving Covax and the 92 low-income and lower-middle-income countries that depend on the program in the lurch. The shortfall is estimated to be at 190 million doses by the end of June.”

via New York Times